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Château Larcis Ducasse St Emilion Bottle 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Berry Bros & Rudd review: An intense, lifted perfume, from the 19% Cabernet Franc, burst from the glass<br/>upon tasting this wine whilst the supple elegance of perfectly ripe (but not<br/>overripe) 81% Merlot added a fine, silky balance. The stylish, ripe tannins<br/>then melted away leaving a long, long finish with a Ribena kick at the end.<br/>Simply delicious.

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

Berry Bros & Rudd review: An intense, lifted perfume, from the 19% Cabernet Franc, burst from the glass<br/>upon tasting this wine whilst the supple elegance of perfectly ripe (but not<br/>overripe) 81% Merlot added a fine, silky balance. The stylish, ripe tannins<br/>then melted away leaving a long, long finish with a Ribena kick at the end.<br/>Simply delicious.

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