Wine Advocate # 170 (2007/04)
Robert Parker 91〜94
Anticipated maturity: 2007〜2022
Under the leadership of the extraordinarily talented team of
Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, this 25-acre estate on the Cote Pavie (one of St.-Emilion’s finest terroirs) has
soared in quality.
The monumental 2005 Larcis Ducasse has been followed by another
brilliant effort in 2006.
Unfortunately, production is less than 3,000 cases.
The final blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc
(from yields of 27-34 hectoliters per hectare) has resulted in a soft, opulent wine revealing notes of cedar, roasted herbs, smoke,black cherry liqueur, plums, and cassis.
This savory, fleshy, attractive St.-Emilion possesses good power and
depth, but no hardness.
It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years.