At first, the nose is discreet, but on swirling the glass it becomes very expressive. It then reveals a delicate bouquet of black fruits, spices and chocolate. The oaky notes enhance this very elegant nose.
The entry on the palate is both dynamic and suave. The smooth, velvety structure and high concentration are a sheer delight. Black fruit flavours come to the fore while the tannins from the oak delicately envelop the whole. The decision to use 80% new barrels pays handsome rewards since the wine’s structure has absorbed the oak admirably. The structure of this wine is precise and its balance is impeccable. Château Lascombes 2013 is complex and offers lovely length of flavour.
55 % Cabernet sauvignon
40 % Merlot
5 % Petit verdot