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2014 Château Larcis-Ducasse

ITEM 8240214 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8290634 1 $50 Jun 26, 2022
I8269248 1 $50 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

...gives up a pretty, elegant, supple texture as well as a beautiful perfume of sweet strawberries, red and black currants, bouquet garni, tobacco, dried flowers and beautiful minerality.

93Wine Spectator

This sports some dark fig and boysenberry confiture fruit, laced with a mulling spice hint. Waves of tobacco start to fill in on the back end before the fruit reemerges with a purer edge.

93Vinous / IWC

...has a well-defined, traditional blackberry, raspberry and wild hedgerow scented bouquet, the oak discrete and simpatico with the fruit. The palate is clean and pure with fine tannin.

92The Wine Advocate

The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry, brown spices and leather fusing with the red berries that segue into an atypically structured and classically styled finish that shows good length.

17Jancis Robinson

Interesting tea-leaf nose with real depth and punch. Concentrated but not uncomfortably sweet – though pretty alcoholic! Satisfying.

PRODUCER

Château Larcis-Ducasse

Château Larcis-Ducasse is a 26.9-acre estate in the St.-Emilion appellation. It is a Grand Cru classification and is owned by Gratiot family. Vineyards are planted to 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 50,000 bottles are produced annually. There is no second wine. The estate is on the southeastern edge of St.-Emilion, next door to Pavie.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.