2009 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • JS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

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$75.94

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Reg: $84.94

$75.94

This product is
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A complex set of aromas ranging from coffee to forest floor herbs licorice blackberries cassis and cherries all seem to jump from the glass and then are joined by a hint of charcoal as well camphor. This is an impressive... A complex set of aromas ranging from coffee to forest floor herbs licorice blackberries cassis and cherries all seem to jump from the glass and then are joined by a hint of charcoal as well camphor. This is an impressive full-bodied dense concentrated wine that is more up-front and approachable than the 2005 was at a similar stage but it is remarkably expressive full-bodied dense and capable of lasting 20-25 years.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
A solid wine with blueberry minerals and spice character. Solid core of ripe juicy fruit and firm silky tannins with a fruity finish. Yet reserved and refined. Try it in 2017.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc): Red-ruby. Superripe almost candied aromas of maraschino cherry woodsmoke and coffee. Sweet plush and impressively deep with intense penetrating dark cherry and licorice flavors that... (81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc): Red-ruby. Superripe almost candied aromas of maraschino cherry woodsmoke and coffee. Sweet plush and impressively deep with intense penetrating dark cherry and licorice flavors that quickly shut down in the glass. Seriously structured and tannic wine especially for merlot and very long on the aftertaste. I'd forget about this for at least five years; by that point my original rating may look conservative. An outstanding vintage for this chateau.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This has a distinctly burly edge that stands out from the pack with dense slightly chunky blueberry black Mission fig and blackberry fruit flavors backed by bittersweet cocoa and anise. Maybe a slight gamble for the... This has a distinctly burly edge that stands out from the pack with dense slightly chunky blueberry black Mission fig and blackberry fruit flavors backed by bittersweet cocoa and anise. Maybe a slight gamble for the chewiness to subside though there is character to this. Best from 2013 through 2023. -JM
JJB 96
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2012
81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc. Barely opaque with a broad pale purple rim the closed nose shows subtle hints of cherry. The wine shows much more expression on the palate as ripe dark fruit flavors dominate the core... 81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc. Barely opaque with a broad pale purple rim the closed nose shows subtle hints of cherry. The wine shows much more expression on the palate as ripe dark fruit flavors dominate the core. The fruit persists through to the backpalate supplemented by bittersweet chocolate to accompany the ultra-fine tannins. The finish is again fruit-filled and quite long with additional notes of spice box. Approachable now look for this wine to provide exciting drinking over the next 20 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2009

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.