2012 Larcis-Ducasse Ex-Chateau 2022 Release

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JD 97 JS 95 WA 95 WE 94 JL 93 VN 93 WS 93 DC 92
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, December 2017

The 2012 from Larcis Ducasse is a stunner, and not far from the otherworldly 2005. Made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, this sensational 2012 offers a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black cherries, blackcurrants, cedary...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

This shows so much class and balance with blackberry and mushroom character. Some wet earth. It makes you want to drink it! Fine and ripe tannins. Gorgeous. Drink in 2018.
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015

This great terroir, long owned by the Gratiot family, has come to life under the inspired winemaking of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt. Some recent vintages have been legendary efforts, especially 2005, 2008...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(92–94 points) Barrel sample. Newly promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in 2012, this is a fine, concentrated wine, showing great style. It has weight and a delicious juiciness that is sustained by firm, dry tannins...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017

Holding a lot in reserve, flowers, chocolate covered cherries, plum and licorice are right there, if you know where to look. Soft, polished tannins and a ripe, pit fruit filled complete the wine. 93 Points Read more...
VN 93

Vinous, October 2020

The 2012 Larcis Ducasse remains quite deep in colour. It has an intense bouquet, although it has eased off the accelerator in recent years, exhibiting scents of blackberry, briary, sage and hints of iodine. There is a...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2015

Dark and winey, with steeped currant, macerated plum and warm boysenberry coulis flavors, laced with licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes. The charcoal edge is buried on the finish, with a lingering minerality. Lots...
DC 92

Decanter, September 2019

The mid-palate has fattened-up beautifully here with a clear richness from beginning to end. There is a fresh, succulent berry note but is tempered by flavour characteristics of the cooler vintage – late ripening...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.