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2010 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • CH98
  • WA97
  • JL97
  • JS96
  • WS94
  • ST94
  • JR

Reviews

CH98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
78% merlot 22% cabernet franc. 11.15 hectare vineyard with an average vine age of 35 years. Hand harvested and sorted at four different tables. Miniscule yields of only 19 hls/ha after sorting selection and saignee. Aged... 78% merlot 22% cabernet franc. 11.15 hectare vineyard with an average vine age of 35 years. Hand harvested and sorted at four different tables. Miniscule yields of only 19 hls/ha after sorting selection and saignee. Aged in 2/3 new oak and 1/3 one-wine old barrels. Merlot was harvested Oct 6 through 19 and cabernet on Oct 19. Opaque color that stains the glass the deeply concentrated nose is pure and intense with gobs of ripe fruit slowly opening to reveal some notes of wet stones and licorice. The palate is exotically flavored with mouth filling textures that is enlivened by some fresh acidity. Minerally tannins are seamlessly woven into the layered finish. A stunning vintage for Larcis Ducasse it will be drinkable a few years after release through 2030. Estate is managed by Nicholas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. 2200 cases produced. Tasted three times.
WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: An excellent effort stylistically the 2010 comes as close to the 2005 as one will find. The wine was made from remarkably low yields of 19 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend was approximately 75% Merlot and... 2010: An excellent effort stylistically the 2010 comes as close to the 2005 as one will find. The wine was made from remarkably low yields of 19 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend was approximately 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The late harvest (it finished during the third week of October) was managed impeccably by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. This phenomenal terroir situated with a south/southeast exposition on the limestone soils of the Cote Pavie has produced a wine with great individuality. Its dense purple color is followed by notes of black currants sweet cherries garrigue licorice and incense. Already complex it reveals formidably endowed full-bodied flavors a skyscraper-like texture marvelous depth moderately high tannins and excellent precision as well as freshness (which gives the wine that 2005-like personality). This 2010 will require 4-5 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 20-25 years thereafter.
JL97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Larcis Ducasse The color of dark purple ink pungent aromas of crushed stone fresh ground spice licorice and intense jammy berries lead the wine to a powerful rich dense sexy mouthful of opulent juicy fruit. This wine... Larcis Ducasse The color of dark purple ink pungent aromas of crushed stone fresh ground spice licorice and intense jammy berries lead the wine to a powerful rich dense sexy mouthful of opulent juicy fruit. This wine coats your palate. Long pure and incredibly rich this offers competition to the sublime 2005 Larcis Ducasse.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
The intensity to this wine is incredible with an electric dark fruit character and dark chocolate note. It's so lively and vibrant. Full and beautiful.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A rich, tongue-coating style, with loamy structure and dense plum sauce, roasted fig and warm dark currant confiture notes, all inlaid with espresso and graphite. Still tightly drawn now, this needs a bit more cellaring... A rich, tongue-coating style, with loamy structure and dense plum sauce, roasted fig and warm dark currant confiture notes, all inlaid with espresso and graphite. Still tightly drawn now, this needs a bit more cellaring to unfurl fully, but there's beautiful polish and lovely fruit worth waiting for. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines cassis, espresso, smoked meat, crushed rock, olive, caramel and a whiff of V-8. Broad, thick and fine-grained but youthfully tight, with uncanny weight to the flavors of black... Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines cassis, espresso, smoked meat, crushed rock, olive, caramel and a whiff of V-8. Broad, thick and fine-grained but youthfully tight, with uncanny weight to the flavors of black raspberry and minerals. But an exhilarating floral element gives lift to the middle palate. Doesn't have quite the pungent minerality of Pavie but I love the suave extraction here. And the smooth finish goes on and on. A great vintage for this wine, which is made by the team of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. 94+
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Dark vibrant crimson. Mid ripeness level. Sweet start and real vibrancy on the palate. Very polished in a modern but not exaggerated way. Quite racy on the finish.

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