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2016 Château Larcis-Ducasse

ITEM 8379646 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ricma6 2 $85 $170
2 $85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8461419 3 $76 Oct 2, 2022
I8461419 2 $75 Oct 2, 2022
I8452584 2 $75 Sep 25, 2022
I8440862 4 $75 Sep 18, 2022
I8386242 1 $85 Aug 14, 2022
I8379646 2 $85 Aug 14, 2022
I8365053 1 $85 Aug 7, 2022
I8339313 1 $85 Jul 24, 2022
I8264054 1 $95 Jun 12, 2022
I8184077 2 $95 Apr 17, 2022
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RATINGS

99James Suckling

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... It shows so much depth and complexity...

97Vinous / IWC

...absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, vibrant and alluring, with tremendous vibrancy... 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...brings together undeniable raciness and power in a complete package that is irresistibly beautiful...

97Jeb Dunnuck

...huge bouquet of black, black fruits, smoked herbs, forest floor, graphite, and underbrush... Deep, rich, opulent and expansive on the palate, with building tannins, it’s a rich, layered Saint-Emilion...

96The Wine Advocate

...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.

95Wine Spectator

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...

93Wine Enthusiast

This perfumed wine is rich in black fruits bursting with juicy berry flavors and acidity...dry core...silky structure...

17Jancis Robinson

... Rich and round. Neat and lively. Long and vibrant. Super-correct and pleasurable. Lots of fruit and tannins...

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.