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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse  2005
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2005
(search item no. 94830)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $42.99

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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This sleeper of the vintage is as stunning as Grand-Puy-Ducasse's 2003. The deep purple-tinged 2005 possesses wonderful notes of sweet cherries, creme de cassis, smoke, creamy oak, and spice box. The sizeable tannins are well-concealed by the wine's abundant glycerin, extract, and fruit. A beauty, it should be at its best between 2010-2020.
-Wine Advocate 89-91
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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.