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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Chateau Larcis-Ducasse (3 Liter) 2005
Chateau Larcis-Ducasse (3 Liter) 2005
(search item no. 118095)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $825.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines are planted according to the profile of each vineyard. The final blend features well-balanced, characterful flavors and fine tannin. Sustainable viticulture practices coupled with low yields, gentle fermentation, and barrel ageing adapted to each vintage reflect all the elegance and personality of this great terrior.
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Additional wines from Chateau Larcis-Ducasse:

  • 2009 (search item no. 134378)

About Chateau Larcis-Ducasse:

In the 18th century, the Raba family, living in Bordeaux, made their fortune in commerce and maritime transport and in 1893, Henri Raba, a lover of great wines, bought Chateau Larcis Ducasse. His passion led him to invest a great part of his fortune in the Château and at his death in 1925, his wife and then his son Andre kept the flame burning. André died during the war, leaving no children, thus it was his niece, Hélène Gratiot Alphandéry, who inherited the property in 1941. She in her turn managed the property along with cellar-master Pharaon Roche and her son, Jacques Olivier Gratiot, director with l’Oréal and member of the Jurade, became manager in 1990. Under his guidance, the long tradition of quality that characterised the wines of Larcis Ducasse was not only maintained but also improved.

Chateau Larcis Ducasse is still in the hands of the Gratiot Alphandery family and since 2002 the property has been under the management of Nicolas Thienpont