2016 Chateau Larcis DucasseBlend from France
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The 2016 vintage has been exceptional in terms of quality across the region. As such the quality to price ratio on many estates has been tremendous. Few represent this QPR as w...
- 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"The aromas here are so spellbinding with shitake mushrooms, wet earth and moss, as well as tree bark and, finally, dark fruit. The palate is incredible as it builds and grows with full body, but always tight and reserved. It shows so much depth and complexity. Please try not to touch this until 2025."
97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
From one of my favorite estates in Bordeaux, the deeply colored 2016 Château Larcis Ducasse is comprised of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc that was brought up in 50% new French oak. It offers a huge bouquet of black, black fruits, smoked herbs, forest floor, graphite, and underbrush that builds beautifully with time in the glass. Deep, rich, opulent and expansive on the palate, with building tannins, it’s a rich, layered Saint-Emilion as well as another incredible wine from this estate. Give it a few years if you can. It’s capable of keeping for three decades or more.
97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Larcis Ducasse is absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, vibrant and alluring, with tremendous vibrancy, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive savory and blood orange notes add brightness to the red cherry and plum fruit, with beams of firm yet well-integrated tannins that give the wine its shape and energy. In 2016, Larcis brings together undeniable raciness and power in a complete package that is irresistibly beautiful. Give it a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. "
The 2016 vintage has been exceptional in terms of quality across the region. As such the quality to price ratio on many estates has been tremendous. Few represent this QPR as well as the phenomenal Larcis Ducasse!
Larcis Ducasse is certainly up there with some of the most attractively priced wines when you consider the quality of this estate and the tremendous scores it has received!
Always a stunner from the Right Bank this is a wonderful release. The palate is dominated by black and red fruit with black pepper, spice box, tea leaves and graphite supporting.
99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|