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2019 Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse

Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has a very deep purple-black color, slowly unfurling in the glass to offer profound notes of baked black plums, warm cassis and blackberry jam with touches of cedar chest, menthol, mocha and black olives plus a waft of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is built like a brick house, with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the generous black fruit preserves, finishing with a lingering minty lift.
92-94 points
Lis Perrotti-Brown - Wine Avocate

The 2019 Grand Puy Ducasse is a stunning wine. In 2019, the Grand Vin is statuesque and towering in its beauty, with tons of fruit intensity but none of the harder edges that have characterized some previous vintages. The 2019 has found a way to capture an intense, flamboyant expression of fruit without being too much, as some vintages have been. The result is an absolutely stunning Grand Puy Ducasse that is also the best in recent memory. Raspberry jam, blood orange, mint, pomegranate and spice all build into the beautifully layered finish. Tasted two times.
93-95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2019 Grand Puy Ducasse has a clean, delineated, quite pure bouquet with perfumed blackcurrants, raspberries, cedar and pencil box aromas that would just benefit from a tad more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, a fine bead of acidity, cohesive and harmonious with a lovely saline/briny note that surfaces towards the unusually (for this estate) finish. This is one of the best Grand Puy Ducasse wines that I have encountered from barrel. Excellent. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
92-94 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

This is chewy and structured with slightly austere tannins, but shows solid intensity. Ripe yet fresh fruit. Tannic.
92-93 points
James Suckling

The 2019 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse checks in as 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot from 35-year-old vines and classic Pauillac gravelly soils. It's a deep, concentrated version of this wine, offering sensational blackcurrant and blueberry fruits intermixed with lots of chocolate, tobacco, and damp earth aromas and flavors. Superb on the palate as well, with full-bodied richness, a voluptuous texture, and loads of ripe tannins, it's unquestionably the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted. Bravo!
93-95+ points
Jeb Dunnuck

Lovely deep purple colour gives this an attractive Pauillac strength both visually and on the firm cassis-led attack. This is attractive, with well-worked but plentiful tannins and touches of austerity in the way you hope for in a young Pauillac. This is well balanced with firm cassis fruits and has a chewiness to the tannins that becomes more apparent on the finish. Spice and fresh mint leaf add interest and typicity. Tasted twice three weeks apart.
92 points
Jane Anson - Decanter