Brilliant color with evolved reflection. Elegant nose with black fruits and leather notes. Supple attack, medium concentration and some notes of fruits giving elegance. It starts to show evolved aromas but still the balance and acidity are here. Lascombes 1996 is a wine you can keep a long time.
Parker : 80 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : This is a mainstream, oaky, soft, fruity wine without much depth or length. It is open-knit, with dried herb and black currant fruit in its moderately intense aromatics. The short finish reveals no hard edges. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc