Chateau Lascombes 1973
|Label||Bin stained, slightly damaged|
This wine possesses one of the most exaggerated aromatic profiles of the vintage. The 1975 Lascombes reveals a herbaceous, gingery, minty, spiced tea-like nose that readers will either detest or find interesting. Tannic and loosely jointed, this fully mature wine (there is considerable amber/orange at the edge) exhibits the vintage's tell-tale tannin and structure, but the fruit is sweet and ripe. Consume it over the next 5-7 years before the fruit begins to dry out. This is another wine that held up surprisingly well in an open decanter (2 days).
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 16/20 points.