Chateau Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion 2015

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Known for its excellent terroir, Larcis-Ducasse borders the vineyard of Chateau Pavie, and enjoys a full southerly exposure. Planted to 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the average age of the vines is 35 years. In 2002, the owners hired the talented duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt to produce the wines.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Larcis-Ducasse
  • wa94-96

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Larcis-Ducasse is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet France, picked between 28 September and 10 October, 7-13 October respectively. Cropped at 37 hl/ha it is being matured in 500-liter barrels. It has an intense nose of raspberry preserve, boysenberries and an almost honeyed-like richness that thankfully retains freshness and delineation, when it could have been over-powering. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a little grainy in texture, very well-balanced and graceful, gently building to a convincing, quite minerally, blackberry and wild strawberry finish. There is superb terroir expression here, an excellent Larcis-Ducasse that should offer 3-4 decades of drinking pleasure.

Neal Martin, April 27, 2016
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorThis nearly gushes with succulent plum, blackberry and black currant preserve flavors, but they stay on the racy and refined side overall, flecked with anise, Lapsang souchong tea and violet notes. A lovely chalky spine controls the finish with a deft hand. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,375 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018