2010 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • JL 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2010 Larcis-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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.
JL 97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
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.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
A nice winey core of crushed red and black currant fruit is laced with ample anise and graphite notes. Stretching out nicely already on the finish with fresh acidity.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
My sample of Larcis was unexpectedly taciturn but gradually unfurls to reveal notes of crème de cassis blueberry fresh violets and cherry liqueur. The palate is very rounded on the entry supple tannins good weight and... My sample of Larcis was unexpectedly taciturn but gradually unfurls to reveal notes of crème de cassis blueberry fresh violets and cherry liqueur. The palate is very rounded on the entry supple tannins good weight and purity towards the caressing finish if not quite the tension or complexity of the 2009. A second bottle (a fresh example) is much more vibrant and precise.
JJB 98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
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.