92-94 Barrel sample. A rich, concentrated wine, the black fruits fitting well into the solid, dark tannic structure and juicy aftertaste. An impressive performance, and a wine that will age well.
Lascombes is approaching the form its status as a second growth suggests. This wine is close, packed with dark fruits, figs and juicy black currant extract. The aftertaste has some bitterness, with layers of toast and spice coming through strongly.
A wood- and fruit-driven wine, very modern in style. It has the ripest fruit along with dense tannins and concentration. The style is more international than Margaux, but the wine is certainly delicious.
91-93. Barrel sample. Big, bold and fruity, this shows plenty of rich blackberry-juice flavor and fine tannins. The fruit and tannins are well balanced, with a juicy character on the finish.
Wood-driven tannins dominate at this stage, creating a wine that is structured and dense. The tannins are layered with the weight of the black currant and plum fruits. Lascombes is still finding its style, but is definitely on the upward slope.
91–93. Barrel sample. This is a full-bodied wine that shows signs of bitter extraction. It has weight, certainly, along with signs of dark-plum fruits to go with the firm tannins. A complex aftertaste promises well.
Packed 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.