2012 chateau lascombes 2eme cru classe, margaux
Why We're Buying
55% cabernet sauvignon. 40% merlot. 5% petit verdot. Age this grand vin recipe up to 30 years, and you have the best version of Château Lascombes. The second-growth Bordeaux wine estate stands out for its premier cuvée and trademarked rich, full-bodied wines.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An intriguing blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, this inky purple-colored wine is ripe, progressively styled, big, rich, thick and juicy. In other words, the 2012 Lascombes is loaded. No doubt the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc. Rich, pure and full, it should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades.
Intense aromas of black cherries, violets, earth and chocolate. Full body, velvety tannins, lovely acidity and long, spicy finish. Grows on you. Drink in 2017.