2009 Larcis Ducasse



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Average critic rating : 93.42 points

96

96

A complex set of aromas ranging from coffee to forest floor, herbs, licorice, blackberries, cassis and cherries all seem to jump from the glass, and then are joined by a hint of charcoal as well camphor. This is an impressive, full-bodied, dense, concentrated wine that is more up-front and approachable than the 2005 was at a similar stage, but it is remarkably expressive, full-bodied, dense and capable of lasting 20-25 years.||Showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, this wine comes very close to equaling the prodigious 2005 that was produced by consultants Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare from the limestone hillsides of this terroir, the final blend was 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc that tipped the scales at 14.6% natural alcohol. It is a brilliant sample of wine, as this has long been one of the great terroirs of St.-Emilion, but under-exploited until nearly a decade ago. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

91-93

91-93

Tasted at the Association de Crus Classé tasting at Grand Pontet. A blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc, this brims with ripe red-berried fruit on the nose with touches of wild hedgerow and wild strawberry. It is not as opulent as previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannins, very harmonious and refined with touches of cooked meats/savoury inflected the red-berried fruit. This is lovely, if just missing a little tension on the finish. Tasted March 2010.

93

93

A solid wine, with blueberry, minerals and spice character. Solid core of ripe, juicy fruit and firm, silky tannins with a fruity finish. Yet, reserved and refined. Try it in 2017. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

92-95

92-95

Gorgeous, juicy fruit, with light wood, full and velvety tannins, and loads of Indian spices. Though there's lots going on, I was expecting a little more

17

17

Rich, dark, spiced plums. Dense and sweet but balanced by firm tannins. Just about fresh on the finish. (JH) Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

18

18

Seductive aroma of crushed red-berry fruit. Exceptional fruit and flavour. Fine tannins, freshness and length. Real personality. As good as 2005. Drink 2016-2030



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