2018 Chateau Larcis-Ducasse St Emilion

$123.00

1710097

1 In stock

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2018
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Larcis-Ducasse
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Emilion
Color Red
Country France
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.50 lbs

Pro Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck (JD)

JD100

The 2018 Château Larcis Ducasse checks in as 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc that comes from a gorgeous hillside terroir on the Côte Pavie, located between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier. Aged 18 months in 60% new barrels, it offers a truly sensational bouquet of ripe blackcurrants, espresso roast, scorched earth, bloody meat, chocolate, iron, and bouquet garni. A massive, super-rich Saint-Emilion with a dense, concentrated, layered mouthfeel, it has building yet sweet tannins and incredible purity of fruit. Reminding me of the 2005 shortly after release, this heavenly juice offers astonishing richness and depth while staying flawlessly balanced and elegant. Sadly, there are less than 3,000 cases produced, but this monumental, legendary wine won’t hit maturity for a good 8-10 years and will have 40-50 years of longevity if well stored. Hats off to Nicolas Thienpont and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt for producing one of the wines of the vintage as well as one of the greatest young Bordeaux I’ve ever tasted. 2031 – 2081. – 3/11/2021

Janis Robinson (JR)

JS17

89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc; 50% new oak. Barrel sample. Black core with the thinnest of purple rims. Has both cassis and a more wild elderberry aroma. Tannins are really definite but not thick, firm but rounded, and there’s freshness to counterbalance the fullness and power. Long, blackcurrant finish. (JH) – 04/04/2019

Vinous Media (VM)

VM97

The 2018 Larcis Ducasse is one of the real overachievers of the vintage. Richness and classicism meld together in a Saint-Émilion that dazzles from the very first taste. Rich dark fruit, mocha, licorice, espresso and leather all open in the glass. Time brings out bright acids and that firm spice of Larcis tannin. More than that, though, Larcis impresses with its exquisite balance and class. It is easily one of the most undervalued wines on the Right Bank. Don't let its modest price fool you. Larcis is one the most compelling wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! – Antonio Galloni – 29/03/2021

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