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Lascombes 1949

Lascombes 1947

 

this property's 2012 was well-made with intense aromatic nose of black fruit, silky fruit and tannin with fine dosage of new oak, fine complexity, strong structure and very fine finish, smooth and fleshy. 92p. Fine effort for the vintage. We did also taste 2010, 2009, 2008, 2003 and 2001 Lascombes. 2010 Lascombes was tight, dense, very complex, fat on the palate with perfectly ripe black fruit and tannin, and great length. 94p. 2009 Lascombes had sweet fruit and tannin, complex with long and sweet finish. 93+p. 2008 Lascombes was more down to earth and more classic vintage than 2010 and 2009, but still with fine intensity, ripeness and complexity. 92p. 2003 Lascombes had a touch of warm fruit and tannin was a little bit dry. 89p. 2001 Lascombes was elegant, refined and very tasty. 91p. Second wine, Chevalier de Lascombes, had very nice fruit and good length in 2009 (90p) and in 2008 (88p)

During dinner, Lascombes' manager, Dominique Befve, opened a bottle of 1949 Lascombes (left), which was awesome treat with lively fruit, stunning complexity and richness. 95p.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest news

2017 VINTAGE LOOKS VERY GOOD INDEED - FOR LATEST NEWS CHECK "HARVEST 2017" IN CHAPTER "HARVESTS".

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RECENT ADDITIONS - PROFILE OF LA CABANNE, CERTAN DE MAY, HAUT BAILLY AND LEOVILLE LAS CASES

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DURING TWO WEEKS FROM END OF MARCH TO MID-APRIL 2017, I TASTED APP. 420 BARREL SAMPLES OF 2016 VINTAGE. PLEASE READ MY REPORT WITH A LOT OF TASTING NOTES AND CONCLUSIONS IN CHAPTER "VINTAGES".

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HERE ARE MY TOP TEN WINES OF 2016

1. Montrose 1990 100p 2. Latour 2000 100p 3. Lafleur 2000 100p 4. Le Pin 1990 99p 5. Cheval Blanc 1990 99p 6. Lafite 2000 99p 7. Montrose 2010 99p 8. Yquem 1986 98p 9. Tertre Roteboeuf 2000 98p 10. Certan de May 1982 98p

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THAT'S THE WAY TO CELEBRATE 70TH BIRTHDAY - CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE WITH SAME TITLE IN THE CHAPTER "HORISONTAL AND VERTICAL TASTINGS"