Located in the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse sandy-clay gravel parcels are distinctive of the Medoc region. The 2009 Grand-Puy Ducasse displays a gorgeous, intense, purple-ruby hue. The nose exudes black currant liquor, anises, and toasted notes. The palate offers the same bouquet, elegant, pure, and deep, with a very distinguished structure. The equally notable finish reveals palpable, silky impressions. An outstanding Pauillac from an exceptional vintage!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied with more depth and richness than usual as well as moderate tannins, this potential sleeper of the vintage offers 15-20 years of aging potential. Moreover, it is modestly priced. Purchasers should give it 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following two decades.