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. — 2 days ago
This delightful 2010 Saint Estephe from Cos Labory just started to open up after 10 years...awesome aftertaste and bold considering the area — 5 days ago
Beautiful wine!! Complexity on the nose and directly matches the taste. Leather, cherry, currants, with good length and perfect dryness. Great wine for the price!! — 7 days ago
A blend of mostly Semillon with some Sauvignon Blanc. Had this at a vertical tasting, liked the ‘15 so I bought a few bottles. Medium gold, concentrated aromas of ripe fruit and sweet honey. On the palate you can taste the layers from sweet ripe fruit to honey to nutty notes adding in a touch of citrus. Long finish with an elegant ending. A beauty from Olivier Casteja. — 8 days ago
Un autre tres beau vin mais que j’ai trouvé différent que celui bu en 2018. Encore des notes d’abricots, d’ananas, d’orange et de miel. Par contre, cette fois, j’ai trouvé le sucre trop présent. C’est peut-être le service qui a fait la différence... cette fois-ci avec le dessert alors qu’en 2018 servi en entrée avec du foie gras et saumon fumé... — 9 days ago
Very pale lemon in colour. Notes of lemon and butterscotch. On the palate delicious and refreshing on the lighter side of medium palate weight but medium plus intensity. Oak making its presence felt without overstaying it’s welcome! Well balanced - with air some honeyed nuances finishing with a slight saline note. A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc - not sure of the exact percentages for 2015. This producer obviously known for its stunning Sauternes. My first taste of the Y - one of the 1001 wines. Too expensive to be a regular purchase but must drink more White Bordeaux. — 8 days ago
Good for food, particularly meat and stronger taste directions — 2 days ago