91-93 Barrel sample. There's beautiful fruit here: vibrant black plums and a touch of cinnamon. This has real Margaux elegance and character, with a fresh style, just supported by open tannins. Lascombes seems to be coming into its own at last.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.