2008 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2008 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend
  • JD 95
  • DC 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • WE 92
  • JL 92

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Reg: $109.94

$89.94

In Stock: 9 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
Still vibrant color, the 2008 Château Larcis Ducasse offers a beautiful bouquet of blackcurrants, leafy herbs, damp earth, and hints of forest floor. This thrilling 2008 is ripe, full-bodied, has terrific purity of fruit...   Still vibrant color, the 2008 Château Larcis Ducasse offers a beautiful bouquet of blackcurrants, leafy herbs, damp earth, and hints of forest floor. This thrilling 2008 is ripe, full-bodied, has terrific purity of fruit, and more flesh and charm than most in the vintage. It’s just now at the early stages of prime drinking and should cruise for another two decades.  
DC 94
Decanter, September 2019
This is powerful and closed in on itself - you feel the austerity of limestone and the tight purity of this location and understand why Larcis is often described as one of the more ‘Left Bank’ St-Émilions. This is a...   This is powerful and closed in on itself - you feel the austerity of limestone and the tight purity of this location and understand why Larcis is often described as one of the more ‘Left Bank’ St-Émilions. This is a vintage that is showing extremely well after 11 years, it’s packed full of cassis and liquorice and is going to age beautifully from here  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 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...   The 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.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Wild and rich, with mushroom, foie gras and intense fruits. Lots of Cabernet Franc character. Full and silky, with a wonderful texture and a long caressing finish. This is chewy too. Give it four to five years of bottle...   Wild and rich, with mushroom, foie gras and intense fruits. Lots of Cabernet Franc character. Full and silky, with a wonderful texture and a long caressing finish. This is chewy too. Give it four to five years of bottle age. Structured. Impressive.  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
(WE 90-92 points) Big, ripe fruits, spiced with new wood, a big-hearted blackberry wine, sweet tannins, potentially generous.
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 5018
Earthy, truffle, smoke, licorice and tobacco accompany the red fruits. On the palate, the wine continues with its earth theme. There is concentration, but the tannins are strict creating some austerity in the wine. More...   Earthy, truffle, smoke, licorice and tobacco accompany the red fruits. On the palate, the wine continues with its earth theme. There is concentration, but the tannins are strict creating some austerity in the wine. More aging could help soften things, so either give it 2 hours of air, or wait another 5 years or so before popping a cork. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2008&wine=Chateau%20Larcis%20Ducasse  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

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.

Winery

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.