2015 Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2015 Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 94WE, 93V, 92WA

This is a FUTURES item. 2015 futures will begin arriving in 2018. 11 bottles available.

The dark tannins of the wine give it weight and density, yet there's enough acidity to balance. Ripe blackberry flavors are developing behind this brooding facade.

92-94 points, Wine Enthusiast (2016)

The 2015 Grand-Puy Ducasse is dark, fleshy and inviting. The powerful side of Pauillac comes through in these dense, concentrated wine. Black cherry, mocha, licorice and lavender meld into the richly textured, opulent close. Consulting winemaker Hubert de Bouärd has crafted a decidedly modern, lavish Pauillac. Tasted two times.

90-93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2016)

The 2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has a classic pencil lead and cedar-scented bouquet that feels just a little foursquare at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry. This is underpinned by quite robust tannin, but fortunately this Pauillac forages finesse towards the finish that is well balanced and offers attractive persistence. While not as showy out of barrel, I suspect it may coalesce and turn into one of the better wines from this estate in recent years. My banded score based upon that optimism.

90-92 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)