Sunday, January 09, 2011

2005 Chateau Lascombes (Margaux, Bordeaux)

This nearly half-and-half Cabernet/Merlot was very California in style. I would have not picked it out as a Bordeaux if I was served it blind. As such, it was stylistically disappointing, but well made.

Very dense, soft color -- rich black ruby. Very California nose of plush, ultraripe blackberry, graphite, and smoky oak. Very dense, low-toned flavors of graphite and dark cassis syrup. Very long finish of mineral-infused, ripe fruit. Will probably age for another 2-4 years. 87. Was $49 from Wines Til Sold Out back in February 2010.

1 comment:

Matt McClelland said...

Hey, I like your site. My name's Matt and I just started my site a couple of weeks ago. I went to Bordeaux this past spring and my tasting at Lascombes fell through unfortunately. I really wanted to try the 2005 as that vintage is SCREAMIN. Have you had the 2005 Smith Haut Lafitte? Do yourself a favor...