Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2009
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse|
Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied with more depth and richness than usual as well as moderate tannins, this potential sleeper of the vintage offers 15-20 years of aging potential. Moreover, it is modestly priced. Purchasers should give it 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following two decades.
A very pure, polished style, with an almost-rounded feel to the beam of cassis, dark plum and black cherry fruit, which gets support from graphite, dark olive and alder wood notes that extend through the finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. 7,500 cases made.
89-91 Barrel sample. Juicy, the fruit showing some awkward super-maturity. Power, but the structure is missing.