2006 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion (1.5L)

SKU #1044658

91 points Robert Parker: "...it is an impressive blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc displaying a deep, dark ruby color as well as a striking bouquet of powdered rocks/minerals, sweet cherry and plum-like fruit, and hints of Christmas fruitcake and spice box. It is an elegant, medium-bodied, moderately tannic, pure effort possessing outstanding density. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15-20 years." (02/09) 91 points Tanzer: "Bright red-ruby. Soil-driven aromas of blueberry, licorice, minerals, dark chocolate and iron. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, with a lovely light touch to the flavors of black fruits, spices, mocha, minerals and flowers. An elegant, aromatic, very sexy wine with terrific energy and lift from calcaire I love the suave texture on display here. Finishes very long and perfumed, with firm but perfectly buffered tannins and lingering notes of red berries and minerals." 90 points Wine Spectator: "Raspberry, mineral and berry aromas follow through to a medium-to-full-bodied palate, with good fruit and a light toasty vanilla aftertaste. Subtle and refined. Best from 2012 through 2016. " (03/09) K&L's notes - Fruit and structure. Sweet and lovely and a bit of tannin at back. Delicious. Solid wine. Restrained and long. *1/2 Ralph Sands: Wow, is this place on a roll. High-toned ripe fruit, very dark and balanced. Good overall harmony from the big wine. Like it! On 01/23/09: one for the cellar-power and richness personified!


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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion