2012 Larcis Ducasse

Larcis Ducasse

93Average Score
Red
6x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£225.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

This great terroir, long owned by the Gratiot family, has come to life under the inspired winemaking of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Some recent vintages have been legendary efforts, especially 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The 2012 (83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc) is right in the competition, with an inky, opaque, bluish/purple color, gorgeously sweet, rich nose of black raspberries, black cherries and currants, and licorice. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, thunderous effect. This blend tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol, which is indicative of its fabulously exposed vineyard on a full, steep limestone slope with a primarily southern exposure. This is full-bodied, ripe and one of the great stars of the vintage – again. The wine has full-bodied texture, gorgeous purity, richness and length. Drink it over the next 20 years. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-/100Robert Parker

This is quite restrained on the nose with some plummy fruit and a slightly resinous note. Good mid-palate depth and with tannins that are rounded and smooth. Fully ripe without a hint of greenness. FINE+RARE

Score: 17-/20FINE+RARE
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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