2016 Larcis Ducasse

Larcis Ducasse

94Average Score
Red
2022-2050
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 18 Marketplace
£56.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 12 Marketplace
£31.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Drinking window
2022-2050
Critic Notes

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Larcis Ducasse sashays gracefully out of the glass with beautiful Black Forest cake, red cherry compote, raspberry preserves and blackberry pie scents plus hints of cigar box, Ceylon tea, dried lavender and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers gorgeous red and black fruit preserves flavors with a wonderfully plush texture and very long, perfumed finish. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

This is very polished and beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and a long, linear finish. It has a density and beauty that seduces you. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 95-96/100James Suckling

This is really flattering, offering crushed raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit stitched with dried anise, bramble and chalky threads. Long, elegant, spice-infused finish. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

Score: 94-97/100Wine Spectator

The 2016 Larcis Ducasse is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Silky, supple and gracious to the core, it possesses exceptional textural finesse and nuance from start to finish. Nothing is out place; instead, in 2016 Larcis impresses with its poise, depth and centeredness. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and lavender infuse the creamy, resonant finish, and all the richness of this south-facing site comes through loud and clear. Quite simply, the 2016 is an exceptional Larcis. Don't miss it! Tasted four times. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 94-97/100Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Larcis-Ducasse is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc picked between 12-19 October, matured in 225- and 500-liter barrels. It matured in 50% new oak, which is a lower proportion than you would have found in 2009 or 2010. It has a lively, expressive bouquet with detailed blackberry, briary and cranberry aromas that are neatly embroidered with the new oak, allowing the terroir to show through. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well balanced, quite spicy and peppery in the mouth but maintaining satisfying tension from start to finish. This is a very well crafted Larcis-Ducasse although I hope that during the élevage it will just gain more persistence on the aftertaste. One to watch. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2022-2050

Score: 93-95/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022-2050

This is ripe and well extracted, tight, firm and a little austere, with a note of bitter dark chocolate. It's fresh on the finish, benefitting from its location on the limestone plateau with deeper clay cover in parts of the vineyard, hence the high 95% level of Merlot. This is complemented by 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon with a yield of 48hl/ha, representing 47% of overall production in 2016. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2027-2050

Score: 92-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2027-2050

The last Merlot was picked after the last Cabernet Franc on this bit of the Côte Pavie. Very floral and sumptuous on the nose. Rich and round and perfumed. Lots of juice and appeal. Interesting! A hint of sweet leather. Grown-up wine. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2025-2040

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2025-2040
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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
2022-2050
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