Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2008 / 750 ml.

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 84% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc

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Region / Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 64381
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Larcis Ducasse Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Saint-Emilion
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Château Larcis Ducasse
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2008
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 84% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc
Primary Grape Merlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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JS95+95–96 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This is very polished and beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and a long, linear finish. It has a density and beauty that seduces you.
SP94+94–97 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2017
This is really flattering, offering crushed raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit stitched with dried anise, bramble and chalky threads. Long, elegant, spice-infused finish.
WE94+94–96 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2017
Classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classé, this estate is benefiting from the consultancy of Nicolas Thienpont. The wine is dense, although it has so much fruit that is also feels open and generous. Structured tannins will allow it to age well, so drink after 2029.
VN94+94–97 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2017
The 2016 Larcis Ducasse is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Silky, supple and gracious to the core, it possesses exceptional textural finesse and nuance from start to finish. Nothing is out place; instead, in 2016 Larcis impresses with its poise, depth and centeredness. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and lavender infuse the creamy, resonant finish, and all the richness of this south-facing site comes through loud and clear. Quite simply, the 2016 is an exceptional Larcis. Don’t miss it! Tasted four times.
RP93+93–95 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Apr 2017
The 2016 Larcis-Ducasse is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc picked between 12–19 October, matured in 225- and 500-liter barrels. It matured in 50% new oak, which is a lower proportion than you would have found in 2009 or 2010. It has a lively, expressive bouquet with detailed blackberry, briary and cranberry aromas that are neatly embroidered with the new oak, allowing the terroir to show through. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well balanced, quite spicy and peppery in the mouth but maintaining satisfying tension from start to finish. This is a very well crafted Larcis-Ducasse although I hope that during the élevage it will just gain more persistence on the aftertaste. One to watch.
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France | Bordeaux | Saint-Emilion

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Primary Grape: Merlot

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France | Bordeaux | Saint-Emilion

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JD9999 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/29/2023
The Grand Vin comes from a tiny 11.15-hectare vineyard that has been in the Gratiot family since 1893. Located on the south-facing Côte Pavie, between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier and consisting of clay on top of limestone soils, the vineyard has recently been going through a replanted phase using a selection massale and a higher density planting. The grapes are hand-sorted, vinification occurs all in concrete and spans four weeks, with the élevage in 50% new French oak. A normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Larcis Ducasse reminds me of the 2005 and is up with the top handful of wines on the Right Bank. It has a brilliant perfume of red and black fruits, white truffle, leafy tobacco, and Asian spices. This carries to a full-bodied, concentrated, powerful Larcis-Ducasse with ultra-fine yet building tannins, perfect balance, a stacked mid-palate, and one heck of a great finish. It’s going to flirt with perfection in 7–8 years (I’m probably underrating it a point) and have 30 years of overall longevity. Tasted numerous times with consistent results. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9898 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2023
The 2020 Larcis Ducasse is a real showstopper. Bright and vertical in feel, the 2020 possesses tremendous energy to match its super-classic build. Beams of tannin and acid give the wine its shape. Dark cherry and pomegranate fruit are pushed forward, with a kick of blood orange acidity that lends freshness. Graphite, dried herbs, menthol, spice and cedar emerge with some coaxing, but the 2020 is very young and very primary. That of course bodes so well for its future. The 2020 is quite simply a thrilling Larcis and one of the very finest values in all of Bordeaux. (Antonio Galloni)
RP9696 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 6th Apr 2023
A beautiful effort that’s more sensual and seamless than Thienpont’s more structured, brooding Pavie Macquin, the 2020 Larcis Ducasse unwinds in the glass with aromas of cherries, blackberries, bay leaf, rose petals and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with refined tannins, lively acids and a suave, fleshy profile, it concludes with a long, expansive finish. This is a particular success in 2020. (William Kelley)
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