Château-Lascombes Margaux 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
"Combining power and elegance, smoothness and tannins, Chateau Lascombes is a wine of great complexity. In its youth, its depth of color never fails to impress. Finesse and softness on the palate are complemented by stylish, fine grained tannin. It should be enjoyed as it ages over the year, properly of course, enabling the full appreciation of its aromatic complexity and suave structure."
This is a powerful wine, with wood aging that adds richness to the dense tannins. Some tough extraction has not detracted from the ripe fruit or structure and will go as the wine matures. It should be ready to drink from 2026.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lascombes has a beautiful nose of black forest cake, violets, cassis and tilled soil with wafts of garrigue and potpourri. Medium-bodied, very fine and elegant with great intensity of restrained, earthy flavors, it has a long, savory finish.
Enticing, with a light mulled spice note moving amid the red and black currant fruit, while flashes of bramble, alder, juniper and tobacco skitter through. Reserved but lengthy in feel through the finish, with latent grip and a smoldering tobacco detail. Best from 2030 through 2032. 25,000 cases made.