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Château Larcis Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2011

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Planted to 78% merlot and 22% cabernet franc. This 10.85 hectare vineyard sits on the limestone-based soils of the south/southwest exposed Cote Pavie. Notes of cranberry and spice on the nose. The palate is up-front, with rich, deep, juicy ripe blueb... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Larcis-Ducasse 1500ml

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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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/08/2012

Planted to 78% merlot and 22% cabernet franc. This 10.85 hectare vineyard sits on the limestone-based soils of the south/southwest exposed Cote Pavie. Notes of cranberry and spice on the nose. The palate is up-front, with rich, deep, juicy ripe blueb... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Larcis-Ducasse 1500ml



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