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2019 Chateau Larcis Ducasse

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$175. 00
$2100.00 Dozen
Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2032-2037)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Pitch black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Wonderful red currant and mulberry scents intermingle with hints of violets, earth, spicy cedar, subtle red liquorice, tobacco and fresh herb notes. Medium bodied and super refined, delicious red currant and ripe mulberry fruits carry great freshness with an attractive earthiness sitting underneath. Spicy cedar, tobacco and graphite elements are also evident. Grainy yet fine tannins provide superb structure with the long, exquisitely rendered, red fruited finish displaying great sophistication and elegance.
Cellar 10-15 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Larcis Ducasse has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, wild berries, burning embers, spices and licorice. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, ripe tannins and succulent acids, it's a giving, generous wine that's softer and rounder than Pavie Macquin, its stablemate. This beautiful vineyard, managed by Nicolas Thienpont, is located on the limestone slopes of Saint-Émilion, sandwiched between Pavie and Bellefont-Belcier. Drink 2023 - 2049.
95 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

The 2019 Larcis Ducasse is magnificent. Deep and beautifully layered, the 2019 offers tons of youthful resonance wrapped into a super-classic frame. There is a feeling of translucence here that is so beguiling. Sweet dark cherry, tobacco, cedar, menthol and dried flowers are some of the many aromas and flavors that take shape over time. Regal and refined, with an elegant, polished finish, Larcis is magnificent in 2019. Aging in equal parts barrique and 500L tonneaux (which are rare in Bordeaux) helps preserve vibrancy. Larcis Ducasse might be the single most under the radar wine in all of Bordeaux! Drink 2029-2059.
96+ points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Baked-plum aromas., together with candied spices, earth, tobacco and light coffee, following through to a full body with firm yet polished tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. It really builds and shows loads of structure and intensity. Give it time to soften slightly, but the flavors and texture are already balanced and sophisticated. Classic style to this. The palate really builds. Try after 2026.
98 points
James Suckling

Moving to the Grand Vin, the 2019 Château Larcis Ducasse sports a deep ruby/plum color as well as a reserved bouquet of ripe black cherries, leafy tobacco, graphite, and damp earth. Medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, with clean, ripe tannins, it's holding things relatively close to its vest and is going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age. I don't see it matching the greats from this estate, but it's a beautiful wine. The blend is 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, and there are just under 3,000 cases produced. Drink after 2027.
94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Coffee and liquorice on the nose with some dark chocolate and black cherries. Wow, a deep, dark style here, majoring on liquorice but just gently spicy and quite savoury with some truffle and cedar notes. Really well defined, this has a lovely precision to it - you can feel the polish. Tannins are quite mouth filling and this feels like a fairly serious wine with so much potential. Potent is the word, with such a long lasting flavour. Needs time to come around but will be excellent. Drink 2025 - 2038.
94 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

A bit of smoke adds to the flowers, cherries, crushed rock, mocha, espresso, and roasted dark, red pit fruits. Concentrated, lush, ripe, silky, and vibrant, the fruit, with its salty tannins glides over your palate leaving you with a gorgeous array of fruits, rocks, and stones that stay with you for about 50 seconds. Made from blending 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc, this stunning wine will age effortlessly for 30 or more years. Drink from 2025-2050.
98 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider