2007 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • NM 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
A beautiful wine that should drink superbly for 15 years this sensational 2007 was made from a tiny 26 hectoliters per hectare and is a blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc that achieved nearly 13.8% natural... A beautiful wine that should drink superbly for 15 years this sensational 2007 was made from a tiny 26 hectoliters per hectare and is a blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc that achieved nearly 13.8% natural alcohol. The wonder duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt hit pay dirt with this beauty which may turn out to be a better balanced wine than their 2009. This opulent sexy wine exhibits a dense ruby/plum/purple color a full-bodied mouthfeel sweet tannins and lots of forest floor black currant ripe cherry and mountain flora characteristics. Filled with power substance and elegance it should be consumed over the next 15 years.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2011
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Larcis-Ducasse 2007 has a lifted peppermint tinged bouquet with hints of orange blossom behind some sappy, dark cherry fruit. The oak seems well integrated at... Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Larcis-Ducasse 2007 has a lifted peppermint tinged bouquet with hints of orange blossom behind some sappy, dark cherry fruit. The oak seems well integrated at this early juncture. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry, good acidity with fine definition, modern in style towards the finish but well crafted. Touch of white pepper on the aftertaste. After a rather underwhelming birth, this is turning into a fine Saint Emilion.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, April 2008
78% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. 35 year old vines planted on 10.8 hectares on the Cote Pavie. Color is a rich red garnet with full intensity. Clean and pure the brett is almost completely gone. Now I... 78% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. 35 year old vines planted on 10.8 hectares on the Cote Pavie. Color is a rich red garnet with full intensity. Clean and pure the brett is almost completely gone. Now I can really get behind this wine as all the effort of Stephen Derenoncourt has paid off well. Nice creamy nose of super cassis de Dijon. Pleasing crème de cassis peaks with black raspberry fruit in the mid-palate wrapped in precise ripe tannins - a big wine. Derenoncourt consults.
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, January 2010
Deep black ruby core with a soft red-ruby rim. Aromas of incense boysenberry kirsch and black currant surround a core of vanilla and sweet oak. Nice attack on the mid-palate with with a core of red fruit sweet tannin and... Deep black ruby core with a soft red-ruby rim. Aromas of incense boysenberry kirsch and black currant surround a core of vanilla and sweet oak. Nice attack on the mid-palate with with a core of red fruit sweet tannin and anise. A little cocoa and red currant show nicely towards the finish which is primarily defined by red cherry and moderate wood tannins. Nicely balanced for such an extracted wine and excellent for the vintage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2007

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Chateau Larcis-Ducasse’s terroir produces wonderfully ripe grapes which result in complex, well-structured wines with fresh fruit and mineral flavors. These characteristics are, in part, attributable to the different bedrocks found on the property, from the limestone of the plateau to the iron-rich feldspar sand at the base of the slope.

Viticultural methods are as natural as possible. Yields are kept low in the vineyard were grape varieties were planted according to soil type. In the cellar, grapes undergo a gentle maceration to avoid over-extraction. Vinification takes place in concrete tanks with no pump-over. After fermentation, the wine is aged in barrel for eighteen months.

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Larcis-Ducasse

Chateau Larcis-Ducasse is a Premier Grand Cru Classe B estate in the Saint-Emilion AOC of Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Already extremely popular and highly sought-after in the 16th century, Larcis Ducasse’s wines have continued to garner praise into the 21st century. It’s ownership has been in the same family since 1893.

Chateau Larcis-Ducasse’s 11 hectares of closely-grouped blocks occupies the tip of the famous Cote Pavie hill, west of Chateau Pavie and north of Chateau Troplong Mondot. The vineyards enjoy a fully south-facing position and are planted with 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc. Soil types range from alluvial sand deposits, to limestone, clay and chalk. The vines average 35 years of age.

Since 2002, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt have led a new winemaking team. They have worked to further increase wine quality, investing considerably in the vineyard and cellar. They combine traditional methods with innovative techniques to complement the flavors of the land. Among the changes have been a new drainage system for the vineyard and an extended harvest that picks over several weeks as the various blocks become ready.