2011 Grand Puy Ducasse



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£298.00
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Average critic rating : 88.86 points

89

89

A dense ruby/purple color is followed by an excellent Pauillac offering plenty of black currant and cherry fruit as well as spice box notes, good acidity and ripe tannin. Medium-bodied, rich, pure and textured, it is an impressive, forward, precociously styled effort to enjoy over the next 10-15 years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

87-89

87-89

A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Merlot, the Grand Puy Ducasse has a light patina of red cherry and strawberry fruit with a touch of forest floor. The oak is well integrated and subtle, although it would benefit from greater intensity. The palate is really not bad at all. Nicely balanced with slightly chewy tannins, a crisp profile of blackberry, cedar and a slight pastille note towards the finish. The Grand Puy Ducasse exhibits not signs of greenness and whilst it is not a complex Pauillac, it is well balanced and quite charming on the finish. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

89-90

89-90

Soft and velvety wine with polished tannins and juicy acidity. Medium to full body. Wait and see how the mid-palate fills in. jamessuckling.com

16

16

Dark cherry red, black core. Quiet on the nose, hint of oak sweetness, ripe cassis just showing through. Rich and dense and very sweet on the palate, both fruit and vanilla sweetness though fresh, too. Quite distinctive in this line up. Firm grip gives a pretty abrupt finish though maybe the tannins will ease up and allow the fruit through. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

16

16

Good blackcurrant fruit, quite solid and quite firm tannins that are still a bit raw. It shows structure than elegance. Drink 2016-2024. Decanter.com

89-90

89-90

Blending 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Merlot, which reached 13.5% alcohol. Yields were 42 hectoliters per hectare. The wine will be aged in 40% new oak. A ruby hue opens to earth, cassis and a hint of oak. Round tannins and with structure to age, this fresh cassis- and cranberry-filled bright wine needs some time to soften. theWineCellarInsider.com

15.5

15.5

Fine and bright, lean though and the tannins seem a little burdensome for the fruit but time will tell



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