The 2010 Chateau Lascombes is a perfect example of a wine that combines complexity and power with elegance.
Initially, the wine is discreet regarding its bouquet but then there is an explosion of black fruit aromas as the glass is swirled. A superb assortment of very ripe black fruits, such as blackberries and sun-drenched Bigarreau cherries intermixed with chocolate and mocha notes. The aromas emanate a wine with great complexity and lots of finesse.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 96
The wine hits all cylinders in 2010. The average alcohol for the bottled wine is 14%. It has a gorgeously sweet nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, subtle barbecue smoke and charcoal followed by full body, beautiful intensity, great purity, stature and length. The influence of any oak is minimal, despite the fact that 90% new French oak was used. Needless to say, this is an example of modern-styled winemaking at it?s finest, and arguments that such wines will not age well, do not represent their terroir , and are soul-less, are totally groundless... This is one of the great Margaux wines of the vintage.