Lascombes 2016

Current market price:

£680.00 / 12x75cl

Lascombes - Château Lascombes
  • The 2016 Lascombes is done in a very modern, pushed style, with plenty of inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice and heavy torrefaction notes. It's hard to see any expression of site here. The 2016 is well made from a purely technical standpoint, but it is also not at all exciting. At this level, a wine should aspire to more. There is little doubt that Lascombes is the most anonymous wine being made in Margaux today.

    Antonio Galloni
    vinous.com

    89-92

  • Dark blackish purple. I'd hate to be given this blind. It's pure Napa Valley! So sweet! So concentrated! Not really Margaux but a mouthful of concentration, certainly. Drying finish with a slight suggestion of something underripe on the very end. Extremely different from most of its neighbours but the style will definitely appeal to some palates. Just goes a bit dead on the end.

    Jancis Robinson
    jancisrobinson.com

    16.5

  • Full, focused and precise with dark berries, intensely fine tannins and a fresh finish. Medium to full body and a persistent finish. More refined than in the past, yet it remains very well structured.

    James Suckling
    jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2017

    93-94

  • The 2016 Lascombes has a decadent, but pure bouquet with layers of black cherry and blueberry fruit, the new oak conspicuous and (as usual) quite glossy and extroverted in style. The palate is very ripe with saturated tannin, bold and extravagant with a voluminous middle of blackberry, graphite and blue fruit. There is a powerful and heady finish; what it just lacks is finesse and that sense of personality. I tasted this Margaux on several occasions and it was one of the most variable samples, hence the question mark against my score.

    Neal Martin
    robertparker.com, Wine Advocate #230, April 2017

    89 - 91

  • Solidly built, with a note of baker’s chocolate adding heft to the mix of plum and blackberry fruit. Velvety, but showing persistent grip through the finish.—J.M.

    Wine Spectator
    The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)

    90-93