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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse  2004
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2004
(search item no. 90679)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A sleeper of the vintage, this noteworthy effort offers a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet, expressive bouquet of spring flowers, blackberries, and cassis. Abundant fruit, supple tannin, medium body, and a silky mouthfeel result in an irresistible claret. Enjoy it over the next 10-14 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 points

My Notes:

About Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse:

Arnaud Ducasse purchased a small house along the Gironde estuary from Jacques de Ségur, Lord of Lafite, in the mid-17th century. He could not have known that this would become the heart of a large estate that would stay in his family for nearly three centuries.

The estate's true "inventor" was Pierre Ducasse, a lawyer who was passionately interested in wine. He bought land in the city of Pauillac and a part of the "bordieu de Grand-Puy", which spread out over three parishes (Pauillac, Saint Lambert and Beycheville). Pierre Ducasse's son built the current château on the site of his ancestors' house in the early 19th century.

This château is highly unusual in that it is located in the heart of Pauillac. Included in the famous 1855 classification, and benefiting from the rich diversity of some of the finest vineyard land in Pauillac, Grand-Puy Ducasse is one of the leaders of this appellation. This great wine is made with the utmost care and the most up-to-date technological methods.