Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Grand Puy Ducasse, PAUILLAC, 5ème Cru Classé

$51 ex. GST
$58.65 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $69.63

Last Year EP $64.00-

This (5th Growth) is a much improved property. Under the same ownership as Meyney and probably the best value wine of Pauillac. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot.

The 2023 Grand Puy Ducasse has one of the most impressive bouquets encountered from this estate in a number of years: blackberry, cedar and light floral notes, with a hint of pencil shavings in the background. This is Pauillac through and through, with newfound conviction. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, and a touch of dark chocolate and black pepper. There’s much more body and grip compared to previous vintages. Excellent. This may surpass their 2022.
92-94 Neal Martin.

Creamy and round tannins that are tight and polished, with a juicy character. Blackcurrant, chocolate and spice. Medium body. Chewy and polished.
93-94 James Suckling

The 2023 Grand-Puy Ducasse is fabulous. In fact, the 2023 is one of the best recent vintages I have tasted here. A wine of grandeur and sweeping intensity, this Grand-Puy Ducasse is seriously impressive. Silky tannins enshroud a huge core of dark fruit. Hints of graphite, dried flowers, mint and spice appear later, adding shades of complexity. It's a magnificent effort by the team led by Technical Director Anne Le Naour. 
93-95 Antonio Galloni.

Inky plum colour, loaded up with Left Bank cassis and inky black fruits, crayon and liquorice root, balanced and sappy, but not giving too much away at the same time. A sign that this is becoming an estate to watch in Pauillac, got to be one of the values of the vintage.
93 Jane Anson.

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