2005 - Ch Grand Puy Ducasse 5ème Cru Pauillac
06A5GRAN _ 2005 - Ch Grand Puy Ducasse 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2010 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CH GRAND PUY DUCASSE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2010 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £656.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 91

    Another “best ever” performance, the Grand-Puy-Ducasse is made in a charming style for a 2005 Pauillac. This deep ruby-hued, very concentrated, precocious, showy effort displays copious quantities of sweet oak intermixed with black cherries, black currants, velvety tannins, medium body, and loads of fruit. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. Drink: 2008 - 2028.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 87-90

    Although slightly less impressive than it was last year, this charming, precociously styled effort is still a sleeper of the vintage. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of creamy oak, black cherries, and black currants, supple tannins, and a ripe, heady finish. It should drink well for 15+ years. Drink 2007-2022

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 89-91

    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.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 06,
    Score: 17+

    Deep crimson. Lovely warm intensity. Lots of lift. Perhaps a touch of overripeness? But quite fresh on the palate - gouleyant (almost juicy) and oddly forward. There is lots of fine tannin on the finish but masses of charming fruit on the front palate. Just a slightly raw note too. Drink 2015-25.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 85-88

    Some berry and cherry character. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish.

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Producer

Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.