Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse 1986 - Pauillac

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Château Grand Puy Ducasse whose origins date back to the 17th century was ranked fifth vintage in 1855. It enjoys a fine reputation among fans, especially since the 1990s, when efforts to the rebirth of thought began to wear fruit. The property was acquired in 1971 and completely restored; the area has also been expanded in this period. The real turning point, however, operates in 2004 when CA Grands Crus (Crédit Agricole) bought the castle and optimizes the entire vineyard. In 2010, Anne Le Naour was appointed Technical Director. Meanwhile, Denis Dubourdieu is called as oenologist council. Today, the 40 hectares of vineyards are divided into three courses Land severe bordering north of prestigious châteaux Mouton, Lafite and Pontet-Canet, in the center, they are at the same site of Grand-Puy, and south on the plateau of Saint-Lambert. Cabernet Sauvignon (62%) and Merlot (38%) make up the vines in the vineyard. This variety of soils and the careful choice of grapes makes Grand-Puy Ducasse racy and elegant wine with a subtle bouquet, reaching a perfect development over the years. Grand-Puy Ducasse also produces a second wine named Prelude to Grand-Puy Ducasse, from young vines and with shorter farms as the first wine. The large area of the wine is aged in oak barrels (30% new) for 18 to 24 months. The nose is fruity (blackcurrant particular), with hints of licorice and pepper. The palate reveals a good juice, with silky tannins and great length.

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SKU R189
Color Red
Bottle Size 0.75 L
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Alcohol 12.50
Main grape Merlot
Grapes 90% Merlot, 10 % Cabernet-Sauvignon
Maturing Barrique
Tasting Scores

RP 85

When to drink 2000-2021
Vintage 1986
Vintage Description

An exceptional vintage in quantity and quality. The perfectly ripe grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, contributed to the production of wines of phenomenal power, with unlimited aging potential. The red wines are proving extremely rich and have an impressive tannic structure. The great wines of the Medoc and Graves are majestic and can compete with the best vintages of the century as 1982, 1961 or 1929 1982. The dry whites have an incredible length. In absolute wealth, sweet wines are unforgettable.