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Château Larcis Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010

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"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…95-96."JS 4/11. "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 ..95-97" WA 5/11

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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: Luxurious Drinks
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 - Chateau Larcis Ducasse - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: SAINT-EMILION - Merlot blend - 750 ml. 97 RP


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

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 in 2/3 new oak and 1/3 one... Chuck Hayward. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Larcis-Ducasse 1500ml



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"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…95-96."JS 4/11. "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 ..95-97" WA 5/11

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