Bordeaux Red, Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2eme Cru 2012
Product Number: 12-80455
|APPELLATION / REGION||Bordeaux, Margaux|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon ; Merlot ; Petit Verdot|
Robert Parker 94/100 - Vintage 2012|
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.
eRobert Parker Wine Advocate : 86-88+/100 Neal Martin - Vintage 2012
Tasted from a barrel sample at en primeur. The Grand Vin is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 4 until 18 October. It offers plenty of juicy black fruit on the nose, with subtle graphite notes coming through. The oak is nicely integrated here. The palate has a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. There is clearly a lot of skin maceration here - vatting time between 30 and 35 days. The finish just feels rather pushed and monotonous, a little “worked” after picking. We will see – this estate often improves by the time of bottling. Tasted April 2013.
Wine Spectator 87/100 - Vintage 2012
Fleshy and open, with caressing toast carrying friendly plum sauce and blackberry pâte de fruit notes, ending with a rounded, vanilla-accented finish. Has fruit and polish, but lacks range. Drink now through 2018.
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider 90/100 - Vintage 2012
From a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine displays an espresso bean, blackberry, and cherry nose, with hints of blue fruit in the background.… (full tasting notes on the WCI website).
Jancis Robinson 15.5/20 - Vintage 2012 - When to drink: 2017 to 2025
50% Merlot. Very different from the Lab gorce just tasted. Smells sweeter and more plummy and a strong (oak-derived?) coffee note. But it seems to lack concentration in the middle and feels suprisingly light though not lean. Starts well but lacks something at the end. (JH)
Jeannie Cho Lee 84/100 - Vintage 2012
Structured, tannic Lascombes that has an attractive floral nose, typical of Margaux, but the palate disappoints. Tannins are astringent on the finish and not as fine as in the best vintages. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Drink.
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|Food Match||Prime beef, Roasted duck, Braised abalone, Hard cheese|
|Rating||RP:94 WS:87 JH:- WE:93|