JancisRobinson.com – 16
Tasted blind. Quite obvious sweet oak on the nose. Lascombes? Big, bold and beefy with chewy tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2042
Vinous – 93
The 2018 Lascombes is plush and racy in the glass. Soft contours enmeshed with silky tannins give this juicy Margaux so much immediacy. Inky dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol, chocolate and new oak abound. This is an especially flamboyant, forward style, but it all works quite well. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well with just a few years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2043
Robert Parker – 93
The 2018 Lascombes is deep garnet-purple in color, slowly unfurling in the glass to reveal evocative cassis, black cherries and blackberry pie scents, followed by hints of pencil lead, menthol, lavender and cedar chest with a touch of damp soil. The medium to full-bodied palate gives a great core of muscular black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and savory.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040