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Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac, 2005

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This wine is proof that top quality Pauillac doesn't have to cost the earth. Lovely blackcurrant fruit with a firm tannic structure.

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Cardinal's Rating 92
Colour Red Wine
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend Red
Country France
£54.99
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The 2005 vintage of Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, 5th. growth Pauillac, is an Haut Médoc red that will continue to develop for another 12 years or so at a minimum and probably longer. It bears the classic hallmarks of a Pauillac wine with concentrated blackcurrant fruit, and a cedar-wood and cigar-box nose supported by a big tannic structure allowing it to age well.


Robert Parker wrote:

"Another “best ever” performance, the Grand-Puy-Ducasse is made in a charming style for a 2005 Pauillac. This deep ruby-hued, very concentrated, precocious, showy effort displays copious quantities of sweet oak intermixed with black cherries, black currants, velvety tannins, medium body, and loads of fruit."


This wine is drinking very well now when decanted for a couple of hours before drinking but will continue to improve over the coming years until at least 2028. It takes its name from 'Grand Puy', a low gravelly hill which used to be owned in its entirety by Château Grand Puy Lacoste. In 1750 parts of the vineyards on the hill were sold to Pierre Ducasse, who gave his name to complete the full title of this wine estate.

Producer / Vineyard Château Grand Puy Ducasse
Colour Red Wine
Vintage 2005
Country France
Area Bordeaux
Region Médoc
Sub Region Haut-Médoc
Appellation Pauillac
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend Red
Body Medium
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Label Perfect
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Full
ABV 13%
When to drink? 2008-2028
Cardinal's Rating 92
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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