2010 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint-Emilion
Producer: Chateau Larcis Ducasse
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Appellation: Saint Emilion
90-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(85 % merlot and 15% cabernet franc; 3.4 pH) Bright ruby-red. Strawberry, red cherry, white pepper and flowers on the perfumed nose. A refined midweight on the palate, with fresh red cherry and plum flavors complicated by herbs and spices. The peppery, smooth, long finish features hints at flowers and white pepper. This pristine, lovely wine packs in a ton of flavor without coming across as particularly powerful or large-scaled.
98+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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