Chateau Larcis Ducasse, Saint Emilion 2020
99 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
98 POINTS: Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The Grand Vin comes from a tiny 11.15-hectare vineyard that has been in the Gratiot family since 1893. Located on the south-facing Côte Pavie, between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier and consisting of clay on top of limestone soils, the vineyard has recently been going through a replanted phase using a selection massale and a higher density planting. The grapes are hand-sorted, vinification occurs all in concrete and spans four weeks, with the élevage in 50% new French oak. A normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Larcis Ducasse reminds me of the 2005 and is up with the top handful of wines on the Right Bank. It has a brilliant perfume of red and black fruits, white truffle, leafy tobacco, and Asian spices. This carries to a full-bodied, concentrated, powerful Larcis-Ducasse with ultra-fine yet building tannins, perfect balance, a stacked mid-palate, and one heck of a great finish. It's going to flirt with perfection in 7-8 years (I'm probably underrating it a point) and have 30 years of overall longevity. Tasted numerous times with consistent results."
— Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2020 Larcis Ducasse is a real showstopper. Bright and vertical in feel, the 2020
possesses tremendous energy to match its super-classic build. Beams of tannin and
acid give the wine its shape. Dark cherry and pomegranate fruit are pushed
forward, with a kick of blood orange acidity that lends freshness. Graphite, dried
herbs, menthol, spice and cedar emerge with some coaxing, but the 2020 is very
young and very primary. That of course bodes so well for its future. The 2020 is
quite simply a thrilling Larcis and one of the very finest values in all of Bordeaux."
— Antonio Galloni, Vinous
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $219.00 Sale