Chateau Larcis Ducasse

Chateau Larcis Ducasse

Traditionally Ch. Larcis Ducasse, a St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, was regarded as a property with exceptional terrior but a constant underperformer. This has changed, mainly thanks to the talents of a new winemaking team headed up by Nicolas Thienpont (of Ch. Pavie Macquin repute) and Stephane Derenoncourt (the mercurial 'flying wine consultant') who have managed to unlock the potential of this sleeping giant.

The estate is located on one of Bordeaux's finest strips of terroir - the Cote Pavie in St Emilion. Here, this 25-acre property abuts the 1er Grand Cru Classé Ch. Pavie estate. The vines are planted on an eclectic range of soils - alluvial sand deposits, clay, chalk and limestone. The vines, as one would expect for that part of the world, are predominately Merlot (some 75%) Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The new winemaking team arrived in 2002 and since then, the wines have gone from strength to strength. Look out especially for the 2005 Ch. Larcis Ducasse (98/100 Parker), 2006 Ch. Larcis Ducasse (91-94 Parker) and 2007 Ch. Larcis Ducasse (92-94 Parker), as these are the manifestation of all the hard work undertaken at the château over recent years.

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2012 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2012
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2008 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2008
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2005 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2005
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2010 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2010
For laying down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2015 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2015
For laying down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2006 Ch. Larcis Ducasse, St Emilion
Red
2006
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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