2022 Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse
The location of Château Grand Puy Ducasse is quite special because it offers the unique specificity of being entirely urban in the heart of Pauillac and facing the Gironde. Archives reveal its existence in the seventeenth century and its owner at the time added his name Ducasse.
Grand Puy Ducasse is divided into three parts: one part neighbors the vineyards of Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild, another part is located at the very place of Grand Puy from which it takes its name, and finally another part on the plateau of St Lambert along the Gironde estuary.
This Château covers an area of 40 hectares made up in soil and subsoil of siliceous-gravel and Garonne gravel whose vines have an average age of 25 years.
Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon 60%, merlot noir 40%. Annual production is in the order of 160 to 170 barrels, or 200 to 210,000 bottles. All the grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is aged in new barrels in the proportion of 30 to 40%, depending on the vintage for 12 to 16 months before bottling.
The wine is aged in new barrels for 12 to 16 months before bottling. The wine is aged in new barrels for 12 to 16 months before bottling
93-95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"I loved the 2022 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, another Pauillac that shines for its purity and length. Offering lots of red and black fruits, graphite, tobacco, and spicy oak, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, nicely integrated, ripe, fine-grained tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It shows the richer style of the vintage yet has a solid spine of freshness that keeps it light on its feet."
96-97 Points, James Suckling
"Beautiful texture here. Tannins are dense and compact but finely polished and silky. Seamless and even with length and succulence. Medium- to full-bodied. Power with elegance. Endless for this. Finally the best ever."