HDH Wine

2016 Château Larcis Ducasse

St-Emilion, grand cru classé

PRICE:
$37.00 per Half Bottle (375ml)

SIZE:
375ml

AVAILABLE:
19 Half Bottles (375ml)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The aromas here are so spellbinding with shitake mushrooms, wet earth and moss, as well as tree bark and, finally, dark fruit. The palate is incredible as it builds and grows with full body, but always tight and reserved. It shows so much depth and complexity. Please try not to touch this until 2025." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2025


"The 2016 Larcis Ducasse is absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, vibrant and alluring, with tremendous vibrancy, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive savory and blood orange notes add brightness to the red cherry and plum fruit, with beams of firm yet well-integrated tannins that give the wine its shape and energy. In 2016, Larcis brings together undeniable raciness and power in a complete package that is irresistibly beautiful. Give it a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024-2056


"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Larcis Ducasse sashays gracefully out of the glass with beautiful Black Forest cake, red cherry compote, raspberry preserves and blackberry pie scents plus hints of cigar box, Ceylon tea, dried lavender and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers gorgeous red and black fruit preserves flavors with a wonderfully plush texture and very long, perfumed finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2021-2049


"Features a lovely profile, with caressing edges but a very focused feel, as cassis, plum reduction and blueberry preserve flavors stream through together, flanked by dark tea and singed apple wood notes. A bolt of chalk emerges steadily through the finish, keeping this well-grounded. This will need some time to unwind fully. Best from 2023 through 2038." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2023-2038


"The 2016 Larcis-Ducasse, matured in 50% new oak, has an intense, flamboyant bouquet of black cherry, soy and hoisin aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with dense tannin, and quite masculine, having firmed up since en primeur. The finish is precise. This is a sophisticated Larcis Ducasse that may surprise some people with its restraint, yet Nicolas Thienpont and his team have retained the intensity that has become the signature of this Saint-Émilion." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2050


"Very dark crimson. Intense and well-melded nose. Rather marked acidity and chunkiness. Just a little rustic but honest enough. Wait awhile." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2023-2035


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