Château Lascombes

Château Lascombes

Margaux Merlot Blend 2016

Called right bank. 50% Merlot, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot — 17 days ago


Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 3 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1933

Night one at Bern’s, from deep in their cellar. Nice bottle condition. Decanted and poured. Amber tawny, a little cloudy with clear rims. Opaque. Notes of sweet red fruit, cranberries, cedar desk, dusty earth. Like the 29 Lascombes, this started quietly but with air this firmed up nicely to have good structure and acidity that nicely matched the remaining fruit. Great finish. — a year ago

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@Mike Saviage the color looks great.

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Le Cloître Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

I want like this wine more. Why? I own more of it and lascombes and lichine are some of my go to Margauxs. This took a solid 2 hours to open. Upon opening nothing on the follow the flavor was all up front and heavy on the alcohol. After two hours the fruit showed up, medium bodied and a touch dry on the finish. Btw went to a 2016 Bordeaux tasting. Bees knees! not saying you can justify the price but the 16 of lichine was great — 5 years ago

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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Delicious aged Bordeaux. Little lighter than expected and not quite as robust as the Lascombes, which came next — 7 years ago

Domaine de Chevalier

L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

1990 left bank tasting Le Vineur. Still alive, fresh and drinking well. Not the depth or complexity like some other wines in this flight but in much better shape than the Lascombes. Nr 5 — 3 years ago

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Caves São João

Frei João Bairrada Baga Blend 1985

Greg Ballington

Medium garnet red with a hint of ruby. Lovely aged nose with notes of wood, tobacco, wet forest floor little raisin and dark cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate with notes of cedar, dried cherries and a touch of spice. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

Had side by side with a 1985 Chateau Lascombes
— 5 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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This is a fun wine 👍

Château Lascombes

Le Haut-Médoc de Lascombes Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Very lush and approachable. Great transition wine for those starting to explore old world style wines — 6 years ago

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Château Lascombes

Chevalier de Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

At first sip it's a silky light Bordeaux but then it develops into a full body wine with a bold finish. — 9 years ago

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