Chateau Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion 2008


SKU 13143


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
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we90-92

Wine EnthusiastBarrel sample. Big, ripe fruits, spiced with new wood, a big-hearted blackberry wine, sweet tannins, potentially generous.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2009
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThis is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried by fresh acidity. There's nice latent grip, leaving a juicy feel on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 2,580 cases made.

James Suckling, April 30, 2011