Bright ruby-red. Superripe but fresh aromas of cassis, plum and chocolate. Broad, sweet, rich and generous, offering considerable early appeal to its dark berry and chocolate flavors. Pliant and utterly seductive today, finishing with lush, sweet tannins. This is delicious today in a rather full-blown way, and should offer pleasure for at least the next 15 years.
Robert Parker 92
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lascombes gives up notes of dried herbs, tilled soil and black olives over a blackcurrant cordial and plums preserves core plus a touch of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers chewy tannins and bold freshness to support the savory flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038
Tasted blind. Brown-edged garnet. Much more mature in aroma than the Malescot St-Exupéry just tasted. Mocha and spice. Really tangy mature-fruit flavours on the palate, but a bit harsh in the tannin/acid contrast on the finish. Good fruit nevertheless and may still integrate better? (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030