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Château Larcis Ducasse St Emilion Bottle 2005

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Parker review: 'This great terroir on the Cote Pavie has long been recognized as one of the<br/>most privileged spots in St.-Emilion, but it was not until the wunderkind duo<br/>of Thienpont and Derenoncourt took over in 2002 that the wine finally began to<br/>live up to its potential. This stunning effort reveals one of the most<br/>extraordinary aromatic displays of the vintage, offering up notes of sweet<br/>roasted herbs, jus du viande, black olives, espresso roast, creme de cassis,<br/>and kirsch liqueur. Extremely full-bodied, opulent, and lavishly textured with<br/>plush tannin as well as an ethereal elegance... this amazing St.-Emilion is<br/>destined to become a legend.' (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 08)

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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
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External Reviews for Château Larcis Ducasse St Emilion Bottle

External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

This great terroir on the Cote Pavie has long been recognized as one of the most privileged spots in St.-Emilion, but it was not until the wunderkind duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt took over in 2002 that the wine finally began to live up to its potential. Old timers who remember the 1945 Larcis Ducasse will attest to how great this cuvee can be. Sadly, fewer than 3,000 cases were produced of the 2005, a blend of 78% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc with a small dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields were a modest 27 hectoliters per hectare. This stunning effort reveals one of the most extraordinary aromatic displays of the vintage, offering up notes of sweet roasted herbs, jus du viande, black olives, espresso roast, creme de cassis, and kirsch liqueur. Extremely full-bodied, opulent, and lavishly textured with plush tannin as well as an ethereal elegance, a sublime personality, glorious sweet purity, and a layered texture, this amazing St.-Emilion is destined to become a legend. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2028.


External Review
08/02/2014

This great terroir on the Cote Pavie has long been recognized as one of the most privileged spots in St.-Emilion but it was not until the wunderkind duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt took over in 2002 that the wine finally began to live up to its potential. Old timers who remember the 1945 Larcis Ducasse will attest to how great this cuvee can be. Sadly fewer than 3 000 cases were produced of the 2005 a blend of 78% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc with a small do


External Review
08/02/2014

Ruby-red. Superripe vibrant nose offers cherry blueberry blackberry mocha and fruity dark chocolate. Rich and wonderfully fine-grained with excellent acidity leavening the impression of superripeness and giving cut to the intense dark berry plum and mineral flavors. Finishes very long and lush with a fine dusting of tannins and noteworthy subtlety. With its 14.5% alcohol this is a big boy but its energy and balance are impressive for such an opulent wine. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
08/02/2014

This is very grapey with plenty of crushed blackberry and vanilla undertones and floral as well. Full-bodied soft and silky. Gushes with fruit. Hard not to drink this now but give it some time. The fruit is amazing. Such purity. Best after 2014. 3 080 cases made. Wine Spectator.


External Review
10/20/2010

Ruby-red. Superripe, vibrant nose offers cherry, blueberry, blackberry, mocha and fruity dark chocolate. Rich and wonderfully fine-grained, with excellent acidity leavening the impression of superripeness and giving cut to the intense dark berry, plu... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Larcis-Ducasse 750ml



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Parker review: 'This great terroir on the Cote Pavie has long been recognized as one of the<br/>most privileged spots in St.-Emilion, but it was not until the wunderkind duo<br/>of Thienpont and Derenoncourt took over in 2002 that the wine finally began to<br/>live up to its potential. This stunning effort reveals one of the most<br/>extraordinary aromatic displays of the vintage, offering up notes of sweet<br/>roasted herbs, jus du viande, black olives, espresso roast, creme de cassis,<br/>and kirsch liqueur. Extremely full-bodied, opulent, and lavishly textured with<br/>plush tannin as well as an ethereal elegance... this amazing St.-Emilion is<br/>destined to become a legend.' (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 08)

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