1.5hr decant. Dark red color with brownish hues that shows the wines age. I would say this is just past prime drinking age. Nose contains violets and cedar as I’ve come to expect from Rauzan Segla. Wine has medium depth with nice cherry fruit, but more wood than I recall from prior bottles. Medium finish. One of my favorite producers! — 2 months ago
Love Margaux. So soft, elegant and sophisticated. Cantenac Brown is a close 3rd this year after Margaux itself and Rauzan Segla. — 6 years ago
The right order with our Porterhouses. Still has the Margaux elegance presence but, lacks the quality of fruit & characteristics of the 06 Rauzan-Segla.
Not the best vintage I’ve had from Lascombes. Interesting as this was a warm vintage. All my previous 2003’s have shown bright, ripe fruit. The fruits were dull & lacked freshness which, is very different than the other 03’s I’ve had to this point. I don’t know if the staff trimmed too much canopy and the fruit got too much heat and UV light, therefore losing freshness along with a lack of water during the season.
This will still drink well for another 5-8 years before it declines. Our Porterhouses helped contribute to a better experience masking some of its shortcomings.
The wine showed dull, dark fruit with more earthiness than expected given its evolution from its bottle age. Dry soil & clay, stones, dry forest floor, dry tobacco, used leather and withering & dark flowers. The acidity was pleasant but not up to par. The finish lacked Margaux beauty but, it did pop up here and there. Just no consistency. The fruit was flat and lots of dry earth on the long set. Not bad just no up to what I expect from Lascombes and the vintage.
Photos of; Chateau Lascombes, concrete tank cellar, barrel room with some unique lighting for a Bordeaux producer and their tasting salon. — 4 months ago
Lamouroux is the little known second label of Château Rauzan-Segla, and if one could drink velvet, that would be the perfect way to describe the 2009. All softness and flowers, violets to be precise, along with plump blueberries (the kind found at the height of summer) along with spice notes. Silky on entry, plush, voluptuous, and full. It's a Cabaret dancer in sequins and feathers or maybe Liberace, if that's your preference. Think lacy crevat. Glossy, showy and slightly overblown. A lot of fun for $33.99. — 6 years ago
Pepper notes. — a year ago
In an era of making cabernets for softies here is one with poise and structure; hard to find but another group gave it a trophy; recognition of completeness at such a young age; has a tannic seam setting it apart from many floppy Coonawarras and Margaret Rivers who think to have claimed the pinnacle; tautly wound flavours of tobacco and olive, no raw fruit flavours only finesse here with a coulis of tastes; Blue Pyrenees Estate #avoca 2012 cabernet 68%, merlot 22%, malbec 8%, shiraz 2% (probably used for topping); #drinkoz #drinkvictoria #pyrenees #bluepyrenees #estateblend 14%, AUD 40 #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #malbec #shiraz ; long ager too, think decades; a wine one must try; tasted alongside Segla 2005 from Margaux in magnum; similar tannins just drier! — 5 years ago