2020 - Ch Larcis Ducasse Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06C0LARC6PK _ 2020 - Ch Larcis Ducasse Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Larcis Ducasse
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2020 CH LARCIS DUCASSE GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Larcis Ducasse
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £333.00
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Tasting Notes

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2020,
    Score: 97-98

    Blackberry and asphalt with cool minerals and a hint of mint. It’s full-bodied and chewy with intense flavors and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of chalk and an almost salty undertone.

Producer

Château Larcis Ducasse

Larcis Ducasse is next to Ch Pavie and has excellent terroir. Made by the Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt team, it is comprised mostly of 78% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon to add focus and structure and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.