Château Larcis Ducasse

Château Larcis Ducasse 2008 | Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux

Château Larcis Ducasse 2008
300
75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 12 bouteilles
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Château Larcis Ducasse 2008

The 2008 Larcis Ducasse (14.2% natural alcohol) is composed of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc. Although closed at present and less prodigious than I predicted two years ago, it reveals an opaque purple color, plenty of sweet fruitcake, black currant, kirsch, forest floor and earthy characteristics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannins and a long finish. It just does not appear to have the extra gear or two I tasted from barrel. Nevertheless, it is an outstanding wine and if it is priced fairly, it should be a definite purchase to enjoy over the next 20+ years.

Wine Advocate #194 May 2011 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93 Drink: 2011 - 2031

Château Larcis Ducasse 2006 | Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux

Château Larcis Ducasse 2006
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75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 12 bouteilles
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Château Larcis Ducasse 2006

Since 2002, this great terroir has been fully exploited by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Following the monumental 2005,a legend in the making, it is hard to get excited about the 2006, even though it is an outstanding effort. While more austere and not as concentrated as its predecessor, it is an impressive blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc displaying a deep, dark ruby color as well as a striking bouquet of powdered rocks/minerals, sweet cherry and plum-like fruit, and hints of Christmas fruitcake and spice box. It is an elegant, medium-bodied, moderately tannic, pure effort possessing outstanding density. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15-20 years

Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 91

Drink: 2011 - 2031