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Community Tasting Notes (432) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • Unfortunately I cannot share the enthusiasm of other more recent reviews here. Maybe my bottle, which has been stored since release at lowly 11 °C, was still too young and undeveloped, boasting predominantly sweet black fruit and only some hints of a mushroomy complexity. But my main issue with the wine is that it feels just too extracted in the mouth. Slightly adstringent and biting, not as supple and fluid as I would hope for in a Margaux Cru Classé. The wine may be impressive with its immortal black colour and full flavours, however it seems a bit overdone and not true to its appellation. I have one bottle left, which I am not going to touch for a minimum of five years. Maybe something magical will happen by then?!

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  • Powerful if not overpowering. Possibly still too young. After 2 hr decant, it feels like 2-3 years more wouldn‘t hurt.

    Still an excellent wine. And will stay this way for 5-7 years at least. Will get better.

    1,5 hrs later up one point. Excellent. Just decant 3 hrs or so.

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  • Delicious. Lots of different flavors and very complex. A talking wine.

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  • Pop and pour. This 15 years bottle is at this point with just Aromas Of Young leather. Medium red color, this Margaux is round, very little tannins and a medium long finishing. Two hours decant is enough to let it express itself.

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  • Opened 3 hours decanted one hour served at 18. Gentle nose of fruit followed by sous bois. In the mouth medium bodied but fuller and rounder than some previous bottles. Soft dark fruit, delicate earth & savoury notes with just a little edge to the pleasing intergrated tannins. Altogether a well balance ‘a point’ Margaux.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Chateau Lascombes Margaux) Lascombes carries its usual raft of sweet and charry oak on the nose, over the expected dense, perfumed, rather admirable layer of dark berry fruits. With a rather toasty character it is hard not to admire it, even though the oak heavily dominates. And although sweetly fruited, there is a trace of a stony, gravelly perfume that is more typical of the appellation. The palate is, I have to admit, really rather fine. Yes there is a huge core of chargrilled oak but there is also some very aromatic red fruit, with a pure and lifted style, and good fresh acidity too. There is also a prodigious mouth-puckering core of tannins, and so this and the oak will demand this wine be left in the cellar for another 10-15 years at least. In the finish there are notes of perfume too, violets, elegance behind the power. An excellent effort and so much more defined than the 2004 vintage which I tasted here last year (and which was perhaps just not showing very well?).

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008, (See more on 90 points

    (Château Lascombes) Coffee, espresso nose; tart berry, mineral, espresso palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on 88 points

    (Château Lascombes) Dark red violet color; oaky, caramel nose; soft accessible cassis palate with menthol; medium-plus finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18. points

    (Chateau Lascombes Margaux) The density of aromas wipes the floor with some other wines of the appellation; this has a super-expressive nose, loaded with dark, concentrated, tight fruit with pickling spice complexity. I expected something modern, ripe and fleshy on the palate, but instead it has a slightly hard style, with lots of fruit but also showing a rather bony structure. The aromatics are delightful but this will take a long time to come around on the palate, but if the fruit lasts with the tannins this will be great.

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