Château Larcis Ducasse

About Château Larcis Ducasse

For many years, Larcis Ducasse was considered one of the greatest wastes of exceptional terroir in France. Located on some of the finest soils in the entire region, the Côte Pavie section of St-Émilion, this historic property consistently seemed to underperform.

 

The turn of the millennium heralded a new age for the Château, with the arrival of the current winemaking team which is one of the most formidable on either bank. David Suire helms the commercial aspects of day-to-day operations, but the real stars in the vineyard/winery are Nicholas Thienpont (of Pavie Macquin) and Stéphanie Derenoncourt, one of Bordeaux's most in-demand "flying consultants".

 

This mercurial triumvirate wasted no time in implementing vast reforms and improvements in all aspects of Château Larcis Ducasse - drainage channels were dug to improve water levels, Cabernet Franc was replaced with Merlot in the most suitable plots and a radical program of replanting has been mapped out for the next 40 years. A naturally low-yielding area, the vines are split 83:17 Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon and produce grapes of intense concentration and naturally low pH due to the soil - richness and acidity is a recipe for exquisite balance finally found regularly in Larcis Ducasse.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Larcis Ducasse 2009 (12x75cl)
HK$10,800.00
2009

Larcis Ducasse 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The deep garnet colored 2009 Larcis Ducasse sashays out of the glass with compelling scents of kirsch, dried roses, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of black tea, cigar box and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tautly structured with ripe, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Feb 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$10,800.00
Larcis Ducasse 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$4,010.00
2013

Larcis Ducasse 2013 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (91)

One of the dark horses of this difficult vintage, the 2013 Larcis Ducasse is a pretty, mid-weight wine that captures pretty much all that was possible in a year most would like to forget. Dark cherry, spice, leather, tobacco and earthy notes all develop in the glass. There is lovely depth for the vintage, and impeccable overall balance. It should drink well for the next several decades. It is one of the unqualified successes of the vintage and also has the potential to surprise somewhere down the line.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 91 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$4,010.00
Larcis Ducasse 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$5,120.00
2015

Larcis Ducasse 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Hard to believe this. It has a minerality and intensity like a great white wine with so much chalky character that it gives an oyster shell flavor. Full and racy. Shaking my head in intrigue. Wonderfully silky tannins.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$5,120.00
Larcis Ducasse 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$3,600.00
2017

Larcis Ducasse 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A very pretty and structured red with blackberries, blueberries and hints of limestone character. Medium to full body, solid tannins and a real freshness underneath. Long and flavorful.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,600.00
Larcis Ducasse 2018 (12x75cl)
HK$10,695.00
2018

Larcis Ducasse 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2018 Château Larcis Ducasse checks in as 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc that comes from a gorgeous hillside terroir on the Côte Pavie, located between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier. Aged 18 months in 60% new barrels, it offers a truly sensational bouquet of ripe blackcurrants, espresso roast, scorched earth, bloody meat, chocolate, iron, and bouquet garni. A massive, super-rich Saint-Emilion with a dense, concentrated, layered mouthfeel, it has building yet sweet tannins and incredible purity of fruit. Reminding me of the 2005 shortly after release, this heavenly juice offers astonishing richness and depth while staying flawlessly balanced and elegant. Sadly, there are less than 3,000 cases produced, but this monumental, legendary wine won't hit maturity for a good 8-10 years and will have 40-50 years of longevity if well stored. Hats off to Nicolas Thienpont and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt for producing one of the wines of the vintage as well as one of the greatest young Bordeaux I've ever tasted.
Delivery to Storage from 9 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$10,695.00
Larcis Ducasse 2018 (6x150cl)
HK$18,205.00
2018

Larcis Ducasse 2018 (6x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2018 Château Larcis Ducasse checks in as 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc that comes from a gorgeous hillside terroir on the Côte Pavie, located between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier. Aged 18 months in 60% new barrels, it offers a truly sensational bouquet of ripe blackcurrants, espresso roast, scorched earth, bloody meat, chocolate, iron, and bouquet garni. A massive, super-rich Saint-Emilion with a dense, concentrated, layered mouthfeel, it has building yet sweet tannins and incredible purity of fruit. Reminding me of the 2005 shortly after release, this heavenly juice offers astonishing richness and depth while staying flawlessly balanced and elegant. Sadly, there are less than 3,000 cases produced, but this monumental, legendary wine won't hit maturity for a good 8-10 years and will have 40-50 years of longevity if well stored. Hats off to Nicolas Thienpont and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt for producing one of the wines of the vintage as well as one of the greatest young Bordeaux I've ever tasted.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$18,205.00
Larcis Ducasse 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$4,920.00
2018

Larcis Ducasse 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2018 Château Larcis Ducasse checks in as 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc that comes from a gorgeous hillside terroir on the Côte Pavie, located between Château Pavie and Château Bellefont-Belcier. Aged 18 months in 60% new barrels, it offers a truly sensational bouquet of ripe blackcurrants, espresso roast, scorched earth, bloody meat, chocolate, iron, and bouquet garni. A massive, super-rich Saint-Emilion with a dense, concentrated, layered mouthfeel, it has building yet sweet tannins and incredible purity of fruit. Reminding me of the 2005 shortly after release, this heavenly juice offers astonishing richness and depth while staying flawlessly balanced and elegant. Sadly, there are less than 3,000 cases produced, but this monumental, legendary wine won't hit maturity for a good 8-10 years and will have 40-50 years of longevity if well stored. Hats off to Nicolas Thienpont and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt for producing one of the wines of the vintage as well as one of the greatest young Bordeaux I've ever tasted.
Delivery to Storage from 9 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,920.00
Larcis Ducasse 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$3,300.00
2019

Larcis Ducasse 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

A full-bodied red that’s powerful, very rich and very deep. Floral and spicy with dried fruit, earth, tobacco and mushrooms. Dense center palate. Great depth. Traditional.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,300.00
Larcis Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)
HK$4,275.00
2020

Larcis Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-99)

A wine that’s going to flirt with perfection is the 2020 Château Larcis Ducasse. It’s a Saint-Emilion with an almost Pomerol-like depth and power paired with classic Saint-Emilion aromatics and minerality. Incredibly pure notes of black cherries, blackberries, white flowers, truffle, and leafy herb notes all emerge on the nose and it’s full-bodied, with a layered, multi-dimensional texture, thrilling tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. If you get a chance, buy it. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aging in 55% new French oak.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,275.00

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