Château Lascombes Margaux 2008
Wine AdvocateSweet plum, black cherry, and cassis notes intermixed with floral, licorice, spice box, and forest floor scents result in a complex set of aromatics. The wine possesses medium to full body, a round, gentle mouthfeel, ripe tannin, and fresh acids with no evidence of oak. This is a more restrained, less exuberant effort than Lascombes has produced in several recent vintages. Drink this impressively-endowed, well-made 2008 between 2011-2030+.
Wine EnthusiastPacked with tannins and new wood, this wine has a dark character. At this stage, it is more tannin than fruit, with heavy extraction. Only at the end does some jammy fruit show through. Judging by its final weight, though, it will mature well.
Wine SpectatorDark, but still tangy, with a nice black tea note running through the fleshy dark plum, black currant and licorice notes. A smoky edge fans out on the full-bodied finish, where good minerality lingers. Drink now through 2014.