Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2008

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For decades to come, the 2008 Larcis Ducasse will undoubtedly be compared with this estateandrsquo;s immortal 2005. I did not expect such a blockbu... Read more

This is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried ... Read more

This is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried ... Read more

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External Reviews for Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

For decades to come, the 2008 Larcis Ducasse will undoubtedly be compared with this estateandrsquo;s immortal 2005. I did not expect such a blockbuster effort from this St.-Emilion property, but low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and a harvest that lasted from October 9th to October 20th produced a wine with the highest alcohol level, 14.2%, ever achieved. Consultants Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt seemed to have coaxed just about everything one could from this extraordinary terroir. The final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc has resulted in an opaque purple-colored wine exhibiting a sweet, almost intoxicating perfume of blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of spring flowers, forest floor, and damp earth. Full-bodied and opulent with an outrageously pure, textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and slightly more acidity than the monster 2005, this is a tour de force as well as one of the most compelling wines of the vintage. Given the global economic crisis, I suspect the price should be one-third to one-half of the 2005. In short, that means readers should buy, buy, buy. The 2008 should be approachable after bottling (because of the sweetness of the tannins as well as the extraordinary ripe fruit), and evolve for 20andndash;30 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried by fresh acidity. Thereandrsquo;s nice latent grip, leaving a juicy feel on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

This is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried by fresh acidity. There’s nice latent grip, leaving a juicy feel on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/06/2011

(Tasted with Stephane Derenoncourt). Located very close to Pavie, Dernoncourt explained that this property may have the best terroir in St. Emilion. An exceptional nose with great complexity - enchanting notes of fresh blackberry, cherry, flowers, an... John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Larcis-Ducasse 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

For decades to come, the 2008 Larcis Ducasse will undoubtedly be compared with this estate’s immortal 2005. I did not expect such a blockbuster effort from this St.-Emilion property, but low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and a harvest that lasted from October 9th to October 20th produced a wine with the highest alcohol level, 14.2%, ever achieved. Consultants Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt seemed to have coaxed just about everything one could from this extraordinary terroir. The final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc has resulted in an opaque purple-colored wine exhibiting a sweet, almost intoxicating perfume of blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of spring flowers, forest floor, and damp earth. Full-bodied and opulent with an outrageously pure, textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and slightly more acidity than the monster 2005, this is a tour de force as well as one of the most compelling wines of the vintage. Given the global economic crisis, I suspect the price should be one-third to one-half of the 2005. In short, that means readers should buy, buy, buy. The 2008 should be approachable after bottling (because of the sweetness of the tannins as well as the extraordinary ripe fruit), and evolve for 20–30 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

For decades to come, the 2008 Larcis Ducasse will undoubtedly be compared with this estate's immortal 2005. I did not expect such a blockbuster effort from this St.-Emilion property, but low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and a harvest that las... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Larcis-Ducasse 1500ml


External Review
02/22/2012

[Barrel sample] Big, ripe fruits, spiced with new wood, a big-hearted blackberry wine, sweet tannins, potentially generous.


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Ratings & Tags for Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion Grand Cru

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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4.00 5
02/18/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"The final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc has resulted in an opaque purple-colored wine exhibiting a sweet, almost intoxicating perfume of blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of spring flowers, forest floor, and damp earth. Full-bodied and opulent with an outrageously pure, textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and slightly more acidity than the monster 2005, this is a tour de force as well as one of the most compelling wines of the vintage...95-97" WA 4/09

"The final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc has resulted in an opaque purple-colored wine exhibiting a sweet, almost intoxicating perfume of blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of spring flowers, forest floor, and damp earth. Full-bodied and opulent with an outrageously pure, textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and slightly more acidity than the monster 2005, this is a tour de force as well as one of the most compelling wines of the vintage...95-97" WA 4/09

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