Larcis Ducasse 2012

« Le premier nez est de clou de girofle, de cassis, de cerise noire aussi. La bouche est réglissée et tramée, austère, puis très vite savoureuse et juteuse. »
Gault et Millau, 2013
Note : 16.5/20

« This shows so much class and balance with blackberry and mushroom character. Some wet earth. It makes you want to drink it! Fine and ripe tannins. Gorgeous. Drink in 2018. »
James Suckling, 9 février 2015
Note : 95

« Dark and winey, with steeped currant, macerated plum and warm boysenberry coulis flavors, laced with licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes. The charcoal edge is buried on the finish, with a lingering minerality. Lots going on here. Needs time. Best from 2017 through 2027. »
James Molesworth
Wine Spectator
Note : 93

« The 2012 exhibits notes of licorice, truffles, lead pencil shavings, barbecued meats, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of espresso roast. Sweet new oak notes are apparent in the back of the wine, but its abundant fruit, full-bodied mouthfeel, and multidimensional texture as well as length, make for an impressive showing. This wine will need 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 20 years or more. Bravo! If you haven’t yet jumped on the Larcis Ducasse bandwagon, it’s time to do so. »
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate
Note : 93-95

« Année de promotion du domaine en ler Grand Cru Classé B récompensant les efforts importants concédés par Nicolas Thienpont et Stéphane Derenoncourt, 2012 est un beau millésime pour ce cru. L’aromatique des sols argilo-calcaires très florale ressort avec merveille. Les tanins sont soyeux, présents et structurants et le Cabernet Franc offre une rectitude et une droiture qui confèrent une finale aérienne. Superbe Un vin de connaisseurs et d’hédonistes. »
Anthocyanes, avril-mai 2013

« Barrel sample. Newly promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in 2012, this is a fine, concentrated wine, showing great style. It has weight and a delicious juiciness that is sustained by firm, dry tannins. Already a beautiful wine. »
Wine Enthusiast
Note : 92-94

« Purple-ruby. Piquant notes of cinnamon, ink and white pepper perk up the red berry and cherry aromas on the captivating nose. Then sweet, suave and dense on the palate, with noteworthy precision to the red berry, mineral and floral flavors. Finishes silky and long. A marvelous wine by which to celebrate the chateau’s upgrade to 1er Grand Cru Classe status. »
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, juin 2013
Note : 91-93