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.