Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2018

360° bottle
 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
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The elegance of a complex and spicy Pauillac

After a difficult start to the year with abundant rainfall in the Bordeaux wine region, the beautiful summer of 2018 lifted the spirits of the wine communiy. The Grand Cru Classe of Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2018 stands as a testament to the exceptional quality of this vintage.

Carried out under plenty of sunshine, the harvest yielded magnificent grapes, perfectly ripened Merlot and dazzling Cabernet, confirming the potential of the 2018 vintage.

The Grand Vin of the property, the 2018 vintage of the Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%). At the tasting, this vintage presents a beautiful purple-garnet color. The aromatic bouquet opens with beautiful notes of black berries, cassis and spice. Notes of cedar, a signature of the great wines of Pauillac, and pencil lead appear when the wine is swirled in the glass. On the palate, the wine rolls out a beautiful texture, a powerful structure with dense tannins and slight woody notes, while maintaining a great freshness in the mouth. A very nice 2018 vintage for Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse, which will blossom fully by 2024-2038.

Parker : 91-93 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92-95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is deep garnet-purple in color and has quite a lot of cedar/oak on the nose to begin, opening out to a core of warm black and red currants, stewed plums and mulberries with touches of pencil shavings, fried herbs, lavender and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, the palate gives a firm, grainy frame with some chew from the oak and fresh, crunchy red and black fruit, finishing savory.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
93-94

Vinous - A. Galloni
92-95

Wine Spectator
92-95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
91-93

Allergens
Contains sulfites