The 2016 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is definitely one of the best in recent years. The attractive bouquet features blackberry, bilberry, light floral notes and a subtle…
Features a core of juicy plum and blackberry fruit, liberally inlaid with singed cedar details and chalky minerality. The fruit is solid, but the cedar element echoes longest on the finish, leaving this wine on the rustic side of the ledger. Best from 2023 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,333 cases made.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has scents of cassis, redcurrants, forest floor and bay leaves on the nose with a waft of charcoal. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly played with just enough fruit and chew, finishing earthy. – Lisa Perrotti-Brown – 30-11-2018
Powerful and rich, almost creamy in texture, with chewy tannins and deep, juicy black fruits. It’s very good quality, although it’s worth noting that we opened a second bottle as the first one had queries over its levels of reduction. Spicy notes stand out. Matured in 35% new oak.
-Jane Anson (10/07/2018)
A medium-bodied and elegant Pauillac with fine, mixed-currant aromas, polished tannins and a lively finish. Drink or hold.
-James Suckling (02/03/2019)
Showing well in the vintage, the 2016 Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse offers a medium ruby color as well as medium-bodied notes of sweet cassis, saddle leather, and spice, with a subtle floral element developing with time in the glass. It’s pure, has fine tannins, and shows the more elegant, finesse-driven style of the vintage. It lags behind the top wines in the appellation yet has class and should keep for two decades or more.
-Jeb Dunnuck (02/28/2019)
The 2016 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is definitely one of the best in recent years. The attractive bouquet features blackberry, bilberry, light floral notes and a subtle marine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe black fruit laced with tar and tobacco. Quite harmonious, if not complex, and reassuringly long on the tertiary finish. Enjoy this well-crafted Pauillac over the next 15 to 20 years.
-Neal Martin (01/2019)