92 points Robert Parker: "An outstanding effort from the dynamic winemaking duo of Stephane Derenoncourt and Nicolas Thienpont, the 2004 Larcis Ducasse (78% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) possesses complex aromatics of damp forest floor, cedar, cinnamon, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and roasted coffee. Soft, supple tannin, low acidity, and an expansive, fleshy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel result in a seductive, complex, delicious claret. Only 3,300 cases were produced from this great terroir that has an unbelievable exposition. Drink the 2004 over the next 12-15 years." (06/07) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Intense flavors of very ripe fruit, with a decadent, earthy, meaty undertone. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, concentrated finish. A solid wine with a wonderful texture. The new Larcis-Ducasse. Best after 2010." (03/07) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Cherry, licorice, minerals and spices on the nose, with complicating suggestions of mushroom and earth. Sweet, bright and suave, with lovely floral lift to the cherry and mineral flavors. Very fine-grained, firm and long, finishing with noteworthy vibrancy." (May/June 06) K&L's notes - Fruit and structure. Sweet and lovely and a bit of tannin at back. Delicious. Solid wine. Restrained and long.
By: Steve Bearden
K&L Staff Member
This 3,300-case property sits very near Pavie and has excellent terroir. This is seductive yet restrained with lovely sweetness to the fruit and a long, tannin-laced finish. Already delicious.
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