Château Lascombes 2012
The blend is 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot. It should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades.
It displays a pretty bouquet of well-ripened red and black fruits mingling with subtle, smoky notes, such as toasted bread and roasted coffee beans.
After a fresh entry on the palate, the wine’s powerful yet elegant structure comes to the fore. The balance between alcohol, acidity and concentration is maintained. Fleshy and velvety on the mid-palate with fine, already coated tannins. The wine has amazingly integrated the vintage’s 80% new oak, which delicately accompanies the black fruit flavours. The finish is long and promises great ageing potential.