Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0310 ratings
8.940 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark Ruby with rich black fruit aromas and a spicy edge. On the palate ripe flavors of blackberry and black plum with notes of licorice. Well structured, still showing grippy tannins on long finish. Should keep developing for some time.

Dark Ruby with rich black fruit aromas and a spicy edge. On the palate ripe flavors of blackberry and black plum with notes of licorice. Well structured, still showing grippy tannins on long finish. Should keep developing for some time.

Aug 20th, 2019
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.1

One moment rich and dense and boisterous. One moment soft and elegant. Still trying to work through the story it’s trying to tell, but it’s an intricate one worth listening to.

One moment rich and dense and boisterous. One moment soft and elegant. Still trying to work through the story it’s trying to tell, but it’s an intricate one worth listening to.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Jason Li

From a 9L bottle. Amazing!

From a 9L bottle. Amazing!

Mar 3rd, 2019
Ken Z
9.2

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Nice, but a few steps behind the GPL.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Nice, but a few steps behind the GPL.

Jan 26th, 2019
Douglas Renall

Well crafted. Black currant, dark fruits, lick of vanilla oak #pauillac

Well crafted. Black currant, dark fruits, lick of vanilla oak #pauillac

Feb 28th, 2018
Helen M Gaydos

Beautiful Minty, meaty nose with beautiful balance and some delicacy from age but sustains a great finish. Pure joy!

Beautiful Minty, meaty nose with beautiful balance and some delicacy from age but sustains a great finish. Pure joy!

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Very impressive showing.
Lots of rich dark fruit on the nose. On the palette, the wine displays a wonderful structure. Tannins are immature, but well poised. Mid palette has notes of sandalwood and asian spice, with a plush texture. Finishes moderately sweet. This need another 3-5 yrs in bottle, but it should evolve to be something special.

Very impressive showing.
Lots of rich dark fruit on the nose. On the palette, the wine displays a wonderful structure. Tannins are immature, but well poised. Mid palette has notes of sandalwood and asian spice, with a plush texture. Finishes moderately sweet. This need another 3-5 yrs in bottle, but it should evolve to be something special.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2016
Nicholas Livingston

A ferrous nearly sanguine Bordeaux that is rather more handsome than beautiful in that this Pauillac is masculine in its sandalwood, cedar plank, a cassis black currant and red plum, a wood smoke and a leathern and aromatic hardwoods with a breath of air only improving this all the more -remarkable! Thank you John and Peter Wackel!

A ferrous nearly sanguine Bordeaux that is rather more handsome than beautiful in that this Pauillac is masculine in its sandalwood, cedar plank, a cassis black currant and red plum, a wood smoke and a leathern and aromatic hardwoods with a breath of air only improving this all the more -remarkable! Thank you John and Peter Wackel!

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Nice dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, dry earth, crushed rocks. Fruity and simple.

Nice dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, dry earth, crushed rocks. Fruity and simple.

Jan 28th, 2017
Emmanuel Cazes

1998 encore très jeune, superbe

1998 encore très jeune, superbe

May 7th, 2016