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Château Larcis Ducasse 2022

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe AOC

This is a standout vintage of Château Larcis Ducasse. Awarded a tremendous 98-99 point score by James Suckling and 94-95pt by Wine Advocate, this could prove its best vintage. "Wonderful young wine with a terrific future", (JS). Generous fruit, too.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Very refined, elegant and polished, sleek red fruit, freshness, length

Aroma

Creamy berry fruit, liquorice, bay leaf and deep spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Larcis Ducasse 2022

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2031

If you want a top-class Right Bank claret at a down-to-earth price, this beguiling Saint-Emilion is a shrewd buy. The vineyards of Château Larcis Ducasse have their origins in Roman times, when the bacchanalian settlers saw the winemaking potential of the well-drained, south-facing slopes of the Côte Pavie. The wine's true potential, however, was only revealed after 2002, when Nicolas Thienpont teamed up with consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt to modernise the estate’s production. Yields of the 35-year-old vines are strictly limited. Every bunch is harvested by hand and wines are aged in 75% new oak. Wine Advocate called it "a fleshy, opulent wine". It’ll reward further ageing, but if you’re opening it now, decant it well in advance.

"Electric texture. It’s so refined and polished. Endless. Wonderful young wine with a terrific future" James Suckling
98-99 points
Map showing Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe AOC
Tasting note information