Chateau Larcis-Ducasse Saint Emilion 2009
Wine AdvocateA complex set of aromas ranging from coffee to forest floor, herbs, licorice, blackberries, cassis and cherries all seem to jump from the glass, and then are joined by a hint of charcoal as well camphor. This is an impressive, full-bodied, dense, concentrated wine that is more up-front and approachable than the 2005 was at a similar stage, but it is remarkably expressive, full-bodied, dense and capable of lasting 20-25 years.
Wine SpectatorThis has a distinctly burly edge that stands out from the pack, with dense, slightly chunky blueberry, black Mission fig and blackberry fruit flavors, backed by bittersweet cocoa and anise. Maybe a slight gamble for the chewiness to subside, though there is character to this. Best from 2013 through 2023. 2,500 cases made.