Lascombes 2019 has been released at €45.6 per bottle ex-negociant, down 15.6% on the 2018 (€54). It is being offered by the international trade at £577 per 12×75, a decrease of 13.4% on the 2018’s opening price of £666 per case.
The wine comes with an international recommended price tag of 462.3 HK, 59.19 CHF, 63.91 USD per bottle. You can watch the UGCB vintage presentation here.
Lascombes 2019 received a range of 90-92 points from Neal Martin, according to whom, “there is quite a bit of new oak here that will need to be assimilated and it slightly pokes out towards the creamy finish, but it is balanced and focused with a persistent aftertaste”. Antonio Galloni gave the wine a slightly higher score (92-94) and expressed that “Lascombes is decidedly extroverted in feel, and yet all the elements meld together effortlessly. Lascombes is a big, extravagant wine, but the 2019 appears to be a bit more restrained than in the recent past.”
The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (93-95+) said that “the palate possesses beautiful poise and freshness, with a firm line of ripe, finely grained tannins supporting the intense, crunchy black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note”.
According to James Suckling (94-95), the wine “grows at the end. Shows finesse and refinement.”
Other vintages to consider include the 2015 (NM 92) at 5.4% premium. Buyers looking for a bit of age might be interested in the 2007 (NM 91) at £570 a case.
Lascomes’ Second Wine, Chevalier de Lascombes 2019, was also released today at €19.2 per bottle ex-negociant and is being offered by the trade at £243 per case.
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