On swirling the glass, the wine reveals a subtle nose of spices, black fruits and liquorice, all enveloped in fine, toasted notes and roasted coffee bean aromas.
The palate, following a smooth entry, is explosive, while the discreet oak only comes through in the background, leaving the fruit to come to the fore. The 2005 vintage is constructed around a perfect balance of freshness, power, roundness and suaveness, while very classy tannins add the ideal finishing touch. Château Lascombes 2005 is a wine of extraordinary opulence.
45 % Merlot
52 % Cabernet sauvignon
3 % Petit verdot