The 2016 Lascombes has a tight-knit bouquet that feels a little flightless compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, and quite solid and masculine for a Margaux. The finish needs more finesse and terroir expression. Just as I did from barrel, I tasted this Margaux on three occasions in bottle and reached the same conclusion.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032
Robert Parker 94+
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lascombes features beautiful candied violets, Black Forest cake, cassis and menthol with hints of underbrush, cloves, pencil lead and tar. Medium-bodied with good intensity and firm, grainy tannins, it finishes long and perfumed.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2037