Château Larics Ducasse, situated just south of the town of Saint-Émilion, has the benefit of having its 11 hectares of vineyards positioned on the Côte Pavie, widely considered some of the best terroir in Bordeaux. The predominant grape is Merlot with about 75% of the plantings, the remainder being a mix of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc. In the 1955 Saint-Émilion classification it became one of fourteen Châteaux placed in Premier Grand Cru Classé 'B' (There are just 4 in Classé 'A' including the likes of Ausone and Cheval Blanc).
Since 2002 when Nicolas Thienpont assumed management of the winemaking team assisted by consultant Stephane Derencourt the château's reputation has been on a steady upward curve. Many subsequent vintages have been highly rated by influential critics such as Robert Parker which has put them firmly among the top ranks of Saint-Émilion producers.