Tasting Notes and Scores
Spicy oak, earth and cedar wood jump from the glass of this fruity, medium-bodied wine. It is not showing quite the density I would have expected, but it is still well-endowed and more evolved than some of the top efforts from the Margaux appellation. It has a dark, ruby/plum color, a slightly narrow finish, and less intensity than I remember. For whatever reason, this didn’t jump out of the horizontal tasting of the appellation of Margaux in 2005. Moreover, I loved this wine from barrel and post-bottling.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
The Château Lascombes 2005 has one of the most extravagant bouquet from the Margaux appellation with copious red berry fruit, candied orange peel. marmalade and cedar scents that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, a little more advanced than its peers with a slight dryness appearing towards the finish. I would have liked just a little more focus and cohesion here, though it can still boast impressive length.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
Dark red, paling rim; nose marked by both sweetly ripe fruit and a clear new oak wood presence; very nicely balanced medium to full bodied wine with a fresh acidity and fine, if oak-dry tannin; crisply, ripely sweet in flavour, long and gently complex and with a lovely length of fruit aftertaste. Delicious Margaux, with a most seductive ripe fruit, marred (for me) by its oak dry tannin. The 2nd growth quality is clear here, in a most seductively sweet, new wave, oaky style. Not really to my taste, but it’s very good, and many people will love it! Now – 30