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2005 Château Larcis-Ducasse

  • 100 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 73 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52771-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($195-$375) Ruby-red. Superripe, vibrant nose offers cherry, blueberry, blackberry, mocha and fruity dark chocolate. Rich and wonderfully fine-grained, with excellent acidity leavening the impression of superripeness and giving cut to the intense dark berry, plum and mineral flavors. Finishes very long and lush, with a fine dusting of tannins and noteworthy subtlety. With its 14.5% alcohol, this is a big boy, but its energy and balance are impressive for such an opulent wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 14

    Sweet, animal, overripe, lacking freshness. Band-aid/brett, Very chewy finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    This is well-stuffed, with juicy bramble, cassis bush, blackberry paste and plum sauce flavors that are nicely backlit by floral and mineral notes. Still very compact on the finish but with excellent energy, this stands out from the pack, showing more briar than chalk in the structure. A mouthwatering, vivacious wine that will stretch out nicely with some extended cellaring.--Larcis Ducasse non-blind vertical (December 2012). Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,080 cases made. — JM
    Drink Dates: 2020-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    With an unbelievable nose of licorice, tapenade, black cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, as well as full body, super-sweet tannin, and astonishing richness and length, this prodigious effort in 2005 announced the resurrection of this great terroir on the slopes near Chateau Pavie. Dark garnet/plum/purple, this is compelling stuff and drinkable already, but capable of lasting another 25-30 years. This beauty is not to be missed! Only 3,000 cases were produced, from a blend of 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2045
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 219
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Almost shockingly young, tannic and tightly wound for a wine of its age, the 2005 is positively stellar. The continual interplay of fruit richness and tension in the 2005 is simply mesmerizing. Even so my biggest takeaway from this tasting is just how young the 2005 is.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2055
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Jan 2019
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Balakumar Jit
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 96

    A beautiful wine which is ready to drink young with a powerful elegant nose of black fruits, riped tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol which integrated nice together with a good mouth feel.
    Drink Dates: 2011
    Author: Syed Alan
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Lighter purple than some with graphite and candied plum, and a long, smooth finish.
    Author: Daniel F397
  • Self | Rating: 96

    While no shortage of hype, demand and pricing escalation has put this starlet out of the reach of most connoisseurs, those that pounced early are in for a massively opulent wine! Extremely withdrawn to the point of being closed aromatically, Larcis completely erupts in lush and authoritative waves once gracing the palate; cramming layers of pure red cherry, black raspberry, dark fruit reduction sauce, spice and underbrush notes to a walloping finish. Suavely textured and explosively constituted, this St. Emilion is loaded w/ tremendous potential
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2606 bottles owned
  • 241 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 241 collectors)