Perhaps the finest Lascombes ever made and a wine that recalls the opulent, viscous, almost Port-like 1947s and 1949s, the 2003 boasts an inky purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet nose of flowers, blackberries, cassis liqueur, graphite and incense. Exotic with impressive intensity, marvelous viscosity, and tremendous purity and depth, this is a tour de force in winemaking and one of the stars of the vintage. Last year I thought this was the best Lascombes I had ever tasted, but it has put on even more weight and seems destined to be a superstar. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025+.
Score: 92/95, Robert Parker,
Wine Advocate (158), April 2005
This sumptuous, rich, complex Margaux reveals a fragrant nose of cedarwood, spring flowers, spice box, black currants and earth. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a dense, plum/ruby/purple color, this fully mature 2003 can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years. Drink 2014-2020
Score: 94, Robert Parker,
Wine Advocate (214), August 2014