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Château Larcis Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

"Sorry, but I always find this a degree too overripe on the nose. Very opulent with black plums, black cherries and redcurrants with violets coming forth. But the palate is more restrained than usual, very good ripeness but tempered by some firm tannins. Superb balance and delineation with pure black fruits on the finish. The nose is better after a few swirls and it ends up being one of the better Saint Emilions in 2007. Tasted April 2008...90-92" -Neal Martin WA 04/08"Focused and racy, with attractive mineral, berry and floral character. Medium body, racy tannins and a pretty finish... 87-90" WS 3/08.

Château Larcis-ducasse:
In the 18th century, the Raba family, living in Bordeaux, made their fortune in commerce and maritime transport and in 1893, Henri Raba, a lover of great wines, bought Château Larcis Ducasse. His passion led him to invest a great part of his fortune in the Château and at his death in 1925, his wife and then his son André kept the flame burning. André died during the war, leaving no children, th... Read more
In the 18th century, the Raba family, living in Bordeaux, made their fortune in commerce and maritime transport and in 1893, Henri Raba, a lover of great wines, bought Château Larcis Ducasse. His passion led him to invest a great part of his fortune in the Château and at his death in 1925, his wife and then his son André kept the flame burning. André died during the war, leaving no children, thus it was his niece, Hélène Gratiot Alphandéry, who inherited the property in 1941. She in her turn managed the property along with cellar-master Pharaon Roche and her son, Jacques Olivier Gratiot, director with l’Oréal and member of the Jurade, became manager in 1990. Under his guidance, the long tradition of quality that characterised the wines of Larcis Ducasse was not only maintained but also improved. Today Château Larcis Ducasse is still in the hands of the Gratiot Alphandéry family and since 2002 the property has been under the management of Nicolas Thienpont. Along with consultants, Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu, Nicolas Thienpont continues the efforts made up until now to enhance the quality of the wines of the property. He undertook a detailed study of the terroirs of the vineyard, implemented important renovations both in the vines and in the cellars and built up a strong team around him. Aware of the potential of the terroir of Larcis Ducasse and aided by his right hand man, David Suire, he uses traditional methods in tandem with innovation in order to unlock the greatness of this terroir. Read less

External Reviews for Château Larcis Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/13/2010

78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. 35 year old vines planted on 10.8 hectares on the Cote Pavie. Color is a rich red garnet with full intensity. Clean and pure, the brett is almost completely gone. Now I can really get behind thi... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Larcis-Ducasse 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Rated -No tasting note given. Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Larcis-Ducasse 750ml



"Sorry, but I always find this a degree too overripe on the nose. Very opulent with black plums, black cherries and redcurrants with violets coming forth. But the palate is more restrained than usual, very good ripeness but tempered by some firm tannins. Superb balance and delineation with pure black fruits on the finish. The nose is better after a few swirls and it ends up being one of the better Saint Emilions in 2007. Tasted April 2008...90-92" -Neal Martin WA 04/08"Focused and racy, with attractive mineral, berry and floral character. Medium body, racy tannins and a pretty finish... 87-90" WS 3/08.

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