Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Pauillac

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R 1,145

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750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Country:

France

Rating:

92 Points - James Suckling 94 Points - Wine Enthusiast 90-92 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 15 to 20 years
Origin: Bordeaux Appellation: Pauillac

Tasting Notes:

"The 2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has a classic pencil lead and cedar-scented bouquet that feels just a little foursquare at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry. This is underpinned by quite robust tannin, but fortunately this Pauillac forages finesse towards the finish that is well balanced and offers attractive persistence." WA

Plum
Plum

Spice
Spice

Pencil Shavings
Pencil Shavings

Cedar
Cedar

Three large plots in the best parts of Pauillac form the vineyard of this classified growth. This unusual configuration is a direct inheritance from the estate’s founder, Pierre Ducasse, an eminent lawyer. In the 18th century he gave a single name to a fine vineyard holding, which was put together through inheritance and purchases. When he died in 1797, his son, Pierre, inherited a 60-hectare exploitation, named Ducasse-Grand-Puy-Artigues-Arnaud, of which two third were planted with vines. The estate was classified in 1855, under the name of Artigues Arnaud. Thanks to impeccable harvesting and tailor-made winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot produce a wine renowned for its aromatic complexity, glorious structure and ageing capacity, all true to the classic Pauillac style

The vineyard consists of three large plots in the commune of Pauillac. The vines border those of Mouton, Lafite and Pontet-Canet to the North. In their central part, they cover part of the Bourdieu of Grand Puy, and, at their southern extremity, the Saint-Lambert plateau.

After hand-picking and selection of the grapes on the vine, these arrive in the winery, where they are de-stalked and carefully sorted once more. Fermentation is carried out in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. Some of the wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new barrels.

The wine is aged from 18 to 24 months, depending on the vintage, in French oak barrels, 30% to 40% of which are new.

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