Chateau Lascombes at Les 110 de Taillevent
Chateau Lascombes is a second-growth Bordeaux based in Margaux - in simple terms, this means it is very good indeed, one of the best, and that the wines have a certain fleshiness to them.
In pricing terms, this makes Lascombes expensive-but-not-ridiculous. In a good year, you might buy the second wine for a fraction of the price and have a wine that will last and age to complex maturity.
This was followed by older vintages for a sense of perspective.
Serena Sutcliffe MW pronounced it rich and easy to drink.
Lascombes 2016 ripe bramble fruit, plump and fleshy, supple and harmonious with soft, rounded tannins; long with a firm, athletic core. Very Good.
Lascombes 2011 classic mature Bordeaux; lighter, more evolved and less substantial than the 2010. Good.
Lascombes 2005 lovely mature Medoc, classic and typical with no rough edges or flaws. Very Good Indeed.