We have a fantastic new release from St Emilion today, the 98-100 point Chateau Larcis Ducasse 2022. We have seen two other potentially perfect 2022s above this price point sell out immediately in the campaign, such as Carmes Haut Brion, and fully expect this to go the same way.
Larcis Ducasse has a fabulous terroir and is now maximising its potential. For Jane Anson, “This is one of my tips for fastest-rising estates”. Looking at the scores from the critics, this 2022 proves the point.
Jeb Dunnuck gave it 98-100 points and said, “I was lucky enough to taste this on four separate occasions, and I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine every time”. Lisa Perrotti-Brown thought, “This 2022 is a triumph!” and gave it 97-99 points, as did Jeff Leve, who speculated “I would not be surprised to see this score even higher once it is in the bottle”. Antonio Galloni said it is “unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage”.
There are some brilliant wines available this year that won’t break the bank and they are meeting with huge-demand. As the table above shows, Carmes Haut Brion, which has an identical score from Dunnuck is sold out, despite a slightly higher price. My advice is don’t delay if you’d like a case or two as we expect this to go the same way.
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2022 Chateau Larcis Ducasse
SGD $790 ($853.20 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)
SGD $800 ($864.00 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC)
Tasted on multiple occasions and , the 2022 Château Larcis Ducasse clocks in as 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc that’s still resting in 55% new French oak. A hypothetical blend of the 2005 and 2018, it’s a deep, powerful, opulent Saint-Emilion offering an incredible array of black cherries, blackberries, smoked tobacco, chocolate, and graphite-driven aromas and flavors. With a rich, full-bodied, expansive mouthfeel, it has ultra-fine tannins, beautiful symmetry in its tannins, acidity, and fruit, no hard edges, and a killer finish. I was lucky enough to taste this on four separate occasions and I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine every time.
98-100 points Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Larcis Ducasse is deep garnet-purple in color. It wows as it powers out of the glass with bright, expressive notes of juicy blackberries, fresh black cherries, and warm plums, followed by suggestions of Indian spices, iron ore, iris bulb, and crushed rocks. The full-bodied palate is laden with rich, seductive, and amazingly energetic black and blue fruits, framed by super-ripe, velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with epic length. This 2022 is a triumph!
97-99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The 2022 Larcis Ducasse is a huge, inky wine. A firm backbone of structure lies behind all of that opulence, yielding a wine that is both extravagantly rich and super-classic. That’s a pretty appealing combination in my book. Dark red-toned fruit, spice, leather, tobacco, incense and mocha emerge, but only with great reluctance. The 2022 is packed to the core. I don’t imagine it will be ready to drink anytime soon, but is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The blend is 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, a bit more Franc than usual, aging in equal parts 225- and 500-liter barrels. Tasted four times.
96-98 points Antonio Galloni
The dark, purple hue stands out. Licorice, smoke, oyster shell, espresso, black cherries, and plums are all over the perfume. The wine explodes from the glass with its layers of opulent, black and red fruits, dark chocolate, espresso, smoke and chocolate on the palate. Full-bodied, powerful, and most importantly pure, there is a depth of flavor, and richness on the mid-palate that sticks with you through to the extended, mineral-driven finish. I would not be surprised to see this score even higher once it is in the bottle. The wine blends 86% Merlot with 14% Cabernet Franc, 14.6% ABV, 3.5 pH. The harvest took place September 13-September 23. Yields were 34 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2027-2055
97-99 points Jeff Leve
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