November 10, 2021 - Lots of iron, mineral. Good full fruit, well contained in structure. Black fruit, toasted oak and some dried herbs. This is good, solid, well aged Bdx. More St Julien than Margaux really. Not a ton of nuance or finesse, but good blocky dark fruited wine. Drink at the proper temperature and this should be good for another 10 years.
November 5, 2021 - Purchased in Naples 2 days ago. Bottle was pristine. Decanted one hour before dinner. Beautiful middleweight. Balanced, medium full body. Drink now through 2025
October 2, 2021 - This was drinking very nicely with pnp, but probably could have shone more of its quality with an hour or 2 decant time.
September 30, 2021 - A real treat - lovely aromatics of spicy red fruit, mint and tobacco leaf. Medium bodied packing excellent depth of flavor - not much fruit but plenty of earthen tones with a dose of leather and tobacco. Very masculine - even a little austere. My impression is that it is easily going strong another 10 years or more. Exceptional experience.
September 10, 2021 - Drank first from Coravin a few months ago. Finished second half of bottle last night, with a delicious rib eye, mac n cheese, baked potato, ceasar salad. Excellent wine. Drink up.
August 4, 2021 - Best Bordeaux I have had from my cellar!
Had at home midweek (YOLO!) with lamb rack with a mint, almond , Evoo chutney.
Absolutely lovely. Little sediment in the bottle. Smell was interestingly earthy and savory … others describe as meaty and I can see that… somewhat like what a Rhone or Syrah wine can show.
Flavor profile was totally left bank with smooth tannins and dark fruit.
Great wine. Wish I had more.
August 1, 2021 - Lavender,cedar. Went well with lamb sausage
July 31, 2021 - 2005 Lascombes is the model Bordeaux to accompany any seriously good steak dinner. Black & blueberries with Rainier cherry & dark spices (cinnamon & black pepper) plus chocolate & cedar are found in abundance, but the best part is that this wine tastes like beef drippings from a roasting pan.
July 16, 2021 - Agree with other reviewers. I believe this wine is peaking. It was best about 90 minutes after opening. Some tobacco and a hint of cherry on the nose. Hints of cherry and cured meat on the palate. Finish was medium at peak.
July 7, 2021 - As per my April '20 note.
At its peak over the next few years to my taste - but with the structure to go longer if that's what you like. Till 2025 from my point of view. 2035 for those who prefer slightly faded favourite aunts.