Château Larcis Ducasse 2019 (750ml)

Château Larcis Ducasse 2019 (750ml)

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The 2019 Larcis Ducasse has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, wild berries, burning embers, spices and licorice. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, ripe tannins and succulent acids, it's a giving, generous wine that's softer and rounder than Pavie Macquin, its stablemate. This beautiful vineyard, managed by Nicolas Thienpont, is located on the limestone slopes of Saint-Émilion, sandwiched between Pavie and Bellefont-Belcier. William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2019 Larcis Ducasse is deep purple in colour. The bouquet is opulent and ravishing with precocious dark cherry, cassis and crushed violet aromas that seem to envelop the senses, "hug them into submissions!" The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that manage to exert good grip, though you only notice that after the wine has exited. Great depth, touches of ash and black pepper infusing the black fruit with unerring balance on the finish. This is an outstanding Saint-Émilion with 30-40 years of pleasure to give. (Barrel Sample) Neal Martin, Vinous

Classification: Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé B

Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Grape Varietal: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet franc

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points, Vinous (NM) 95-97 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2023 - 2049