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Community Tasting Notes (12) Avg Score: 90.1 points

  • This is not a chateau anybody pays much attention to, but this is really punching above its weight and classification and is one of the serious smart buys of a serious smart-buy vintage. I actually prefer it to the more highly esteemed Grand Puy Lacoste at this point. This is textbook Pauillac all the way (which I guess makes sense since the vineyards are spotted all over Pauillac from the fancy Rothschild neighbors in the north to the St. Julien side in the south) - dark fruit with loads of pencil shavings. It's structured in a very classic way, clenched and tensile, but also not at all hard to drink because it seems to lean on acidity more than tannin for its structure, or at the very least the fruit still has enough gloss that the tannin is smoothed over and doesn't make its presence felt until later on.

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  • Dark violet, medium nose of black plum, black currant, violets with hints of oak, earth and graphite, fruit driven palate with mixed black and red fruits, cassis, green notes and mineral streaks, finishes short and lean with rough tannins, dark almost burnt fruit with drying characteristics

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  • UGC-Tasting 2014 Amsterdam March 6, 2017-Nice, charming, juicy, but at the end the tannins are a bit severe.

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  • Supple textured, round, refined and serving up a medium/full bodied layer of dark, red fruits, oak, licorice, earth and black cherry. The plushly textured, fruit finish has a lot to offer.

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  • UGC TASTING San Francisco Vintage 2014, nose of red and black cherry fruit, touch of mocha, and dust, same on the palate, medium body, tasty, slightly fruit forward, nose better than the taste, needs 2 years to peak, medium finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2014 Bordeaux: A September Surprise (Feb 2017), 2/1/2017, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Grand-puy Ducasse Grand Puy Ducasse) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2014 Bordeaux: It Ainít Over Till Itís Over (Apr 2015), 4/1/2015, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/27/2017, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Ch‚teau Grand-Puy Ducasse) Dark red violet color; aromatic, plum, cedar nose; silky textured, cassis, cedar, plum palate with good balancing acidity; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot; 18 months in oak, 40% new)

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