2017 Grand Puy Ducasse

Grand Puy Ducasse

89Average Score
Red
En Primeur
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 23 Marketplace
£307.00
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£155.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Critic Notes

This young red shows a serious concentration of fruit for the vintage with firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

Deepish crimson with purple rim. Clean-cut blackcurrant fruit on the nose and just a hint of char. Rather soft on the palate, and pretty light on fruit so that the chalky tannins finish slightly dry. (JH)

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: Drink 2024-2032

The 2017 Grand Puy Ducasse, which was picked 13 September to 3 October, has a light violet-scented bouquet that you might mistake for a Margaux. There is moderate intensity here, though it does not manifest the complexity of the top tier Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, although it feels a little hard towards the finish where I would like more fruit to develop and fill in the gaps. Tasted three times with consistent notes.

Score: 88-90/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020 - 2035

The 2017 Grand Puy Ducasse is a powerful, dark wine. Black cherry, chocolate, menthol and licorice give the Grand-Puy Ducasse much if its distinctive character. Technical Director Anne Le Naour gave the lots 3-5 days of cold soak followed by 3-4 weeks of time on the skins with minimal pumpovers and punchdowns. Most of the wine (80%) underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel. As always, this is a potent style of Pauillac. Hubert de Bouärd consults. Tasted three times.

Score: 87-90/100Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of fresh blueberries and black currants plus touches of underbrush, pencil lead and mocha. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm, chewy tannins and something of a roasted note, finishing just a little bitter. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 85-87/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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