Château Larcis Ducasse Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé AOC

Traditionally Château Larcis Ducasse, a St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, was regarded as a property with exceptional terroir but a constant under-performer. This has changed, mainly thanks to the talents of a new winemaking team headed up by Nicolas Thienpont (of Château Pavie Macquin repute) and Stephane Derenoncourt(the mercurial ‘flying wine consultant’) who have managed to unlock the potential of this sleeping giant.

The estate is located on one of Bordeaux’s finest strips of terroir – the Cote Pavie in St Emilion. The vines are planted on an eclectic range of soils – alluvial sand deposits, clay, chalk and limestone. The vines are predominately Merlot (some 75%), Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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VARIETALS
78% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%

APPEARANCE
Deep garnet-ruby in color.

NOSE
The aromas are complex with wet earth and tree bark and, finally, dark fruit.

PALATE
The palate is incredible as it builds and grows with full body, slightly reserved, showing so much depth and complexity.

AGEING
16-18 months in barrels, with 75% new oak and 25% in one year old barrels.

PAIRING
Saint-Émilion goes really well with beef dishes such as braised beef, beef burger with cheddar and bacon or with mushroom.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now or keep, at its peak in 2025.

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