Red

2015 Château Larcis Ducasse

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • RockinCabs wrote: 90 points

    January 28, 2019 - Nose: Black Cherry, Cocoa, Thyme, Spice, Blueberry and Coffee notes. Quite sweet on the nose, yet never extacted. Fresh layered red/blue fruit is there but showing heat. Palate: Enters with swaths of fruit, clay notes and then a wall of tannin. Wood notes of mocha and smoke here and there. Finish: Somewhat unremarkable and hard to evaluate.

    Same bottle as EC, and I do not have much to add. I had high expectations based on CT reviews, and critical reviews. However this is either getting tight very quickly, or the balance just is not there. Very enjoyable in a new world with restraint kind of way, but I had higher hopes.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 90 points

    January 28, 2019 - Followed over 4 hours in the decanter, blind for most of it. At first, obviously Merlot-driven and I supposed new world due to the heat and cappuccino oak. But when old world was revealed, immediately clear (with the aid of the cab franc poking through that became prominent with its steely, thyme notes) that this was St. Emilion. Not as big or as balanced as I met have guessed from 15, so I guessed 2014 St Emilion GCC B or lower. I don't understand how this will develop well - the balance is all off. Far too much heat and slightly heavy-handed oak for the fruit. You can wax poetic about other aspects I suppose, and there are some - nice dark chocolate notes, a floral touch - but at the end of the day this remains somewhat ungainly.

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  • Bmhoward2004 wrote: 95 points

    December 25, 2018 - WS

  • InternationalWineReport wrote: 96 points

    October 17, 2018 - The 2015 Larcis-Ducasse is a total knockout in this vintage. Displaying wonderful elegance and precision, this beings with stunning aromatics of ripe black fruits, fresh violets, exotic spices and tobacco which all take shape beautifully in the glass. It continues to impress with its remarkable overall balance, finesse and concentration. Refined and polished this is an absolute beauty which should continue to shine for decades.

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  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 12, 2018 - When one dreams of an addictive nose from Saint Emilion, the 2015 Larcis is within the pantheon. Decanted for four hours; very dark and garnet. Milk chocolate, plum, boysenberry, crown flower, smokey Shitake mushroom, warm sand and a little earth. During the extravagant finish remains a an element of dry wall dust. So much finesse and not too extracted, the feminine quality stands out. Ageless and a mere baby. Definitely up there with the illustrious ‘05. Drink 2025 -.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Larcis Ducasse
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 3277035169751, 3303292609829, 3609050697528, 609050697528

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 435 (17%)
  • In Cellars 1,972 (79%)
  • Consumed 88 (4%)

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