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2008 Chateau Larcis Ducasse 750ML

2008 Chateau Larcis Ducasse 750ML

Wine Spectator Score: 90
Wine Advocate Score: 93
Other Scores: 93
Score: 95-97 RP

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
District: Saint Emilion
Type: Still Wine
Color: Red
Varietal: Blends & Meritage
Vintage: 2008

Size: 750ML
Available: 7
Brand: See more from Chateau Larcis Ducasse
Sku: 105261
Price: $99.99


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Wine Spectator Review:
This is ripe, suave and polished, with a delicious beam of raspberry ganache, currant paste and fig, all laced with licorice and spice and carried by fresh acidity. There's nice latent grip, leaving a juicy feel on the finish.

Wine Advocate Review:
The final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc has resulted in an opaque purple-colored wine exhibiting a sweet, almost intoxicating perfume of blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of spring flowers, forest floor, and damp earth. Full-bodied and opulent with an outrageously pure, textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and slightly more acidity than the monster 2005, this is a tour de force as well as one of the most compelling wines of the vintage. Given the global economic crisis, I suspect the price should be one-third to one-half of the 2005. In short, that means readers should buy, buy, buy. The 2008 should be approachable after bottling (because of the sweetness of the tannins as well as the extraordinary ripe fruit), and evolve for 20-30 years.
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