A lovely deep hue introduces the 2010 Grand-Puy Ducasse. The nose exudes intense aromas of fruits, anise, and mild spices. The elegant palate offers beautiful tannic structure suggesting great ageing potential. This Pauillac shows volume and strength. The long distinguished finish remains light. Long years of cellaring are required before one can appreciate the magnitude and finesse of the 2009 Grand-Puy Ducasse.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot is an up-front, seductively styled Pauillac (one of the more forward and evolved wines from this appellation in 2010). Deep purple, with exceptionally subtle texture and oodles of cassis fruit as well as hints of mocha and white chocolate, it is an elegant wine, but the overall impression is one of considerable flesh, fat and succulence. It will be hard to resist now, but can be cellared for another 15+ years.