1996 Grand Puy Ducasse

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Average critic rating : 86.0 points



This estate, which tends to turn out forward, soft Pauillacs, has made a firm, structured wine. The color is a healthy dark ruby with purple nuances. The nose offers up aromas of cassis, dusty, earthy notes, tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice. Medium-bodied, with excellent depth and ripeness, and the Cabernet Sauvignon component dominating its personality, this is a fine Grand-Puy-Ducasse that should be reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2015.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999



A bit tough, but shows interesting yet reserved aromas and flavors of cherry and raspberry and mineral. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a short finish. Best after 2000. 13,380 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999.

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Grand Puy Ducasse 1996
+£293.67     (+171.73%) Latest price:  £464.67
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