2019 Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1480673 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Barrel Sample. From one of the lesser-known Pauillac crus classés, this wine shows plenty of fine structure as well as ripe black currant fruits from the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. It is also the succulent fruitiness that shines, lending to a good future. (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Blackcurrants and walnuts with sweet berry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Linear and intense tannins run the length of the wine with intensity and persistence. Try after 2026. Inner quote mark (2/2022)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Grand Puy Ducasse is class personified. Just as in barrel, from bottle Grand-Puy Ducasse possesses terrific freshness and energy in place of the heavy, extracted style that was the norm just a few years ago. Readers will find a Pauillac endowed with tons of transparency and tons of sheer class. The 2019 is wonderfully sophisticated in every way. I loved it. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2022)

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2019 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse checks in as 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot from 35-year-old vines and classic Pauillac gravelly soils. It's a deep, concentrated version of this wine, offering sensational blackcurrant and blueberry fruits intermixed with lots of chocolate, tobacco, and damp earth aromas and flavors. Superb on the palate as well, with full-bodied richness, a voluptuous texture, and loads of ripe tannins, it's unquestionably the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted. Bravo! 93-95+ Inner quote mark (6/2020)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2019 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has a very deep purple-black color, slowly unfurling in the glass to offer profound notes of baked black plums, warm cassis and blackberry jam with touches of cedar chest, menthol, mocha and black olives plus a waft of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is built like a brick house, with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the generous black fruit preserves, finishing with a lingering minty lift. (LPB) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Expressive and richly fruited on the nose. Dark in profile on the nose and palate. Plush tannins, but soft, they completely grip the mouth with coffee bean, dark chocolate, tobacco and spicy elements. It's a particular style for sure with strong liquorice nuances on the finish. This will find a lot of fans - all in balance with a long life ahead. (GH) Inner quote mark (1/2022)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Well-packed, showing black currant and blackberry fruit flavors, which are marked by bramble and savory accents and carried by fresh acidity through a finish that's scored by humus, tobacco and iron. A textbook, austere, driven and age-worthy Pauillac. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2036. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2022)

K&L Notes

93 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2019 Grand Puy Ducasse showed promise when I tasted the barrel sample in the UK. Now in bottle, it has developed nicely, though it demands coaxing to reveal well-defined blackberry and graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied, classic Pauillac in style, with gentle grip on the finish. Is it reaching the estate’s full potential? I think that is yet to come. But this is the finest Grand Puy Ducasse in many years and certainly superior to the 2018." (02/2022)

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