2009 Grand-Puy-Ducasse Ex-Chateau 2021

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 WA 92 DC 91 JL 91 WS 91
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, March 2012

A solid red, with raspberry and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, with solid tannins. Polished texture. Well crafted. Try after 2018.
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011

Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied with more depth and richness than usual as well as moderate tannins, this potential...
DC 91

Decanter, February 2021

A good yield in Pauillac for Grand-Puy Ducasse at 46hl/ha, this is juicy with well-extracted black fruits and lots of Médoc typicity. It’s not always the sexiest of châteaux (although it has definitely worked hard over...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

The blend of rocks, tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box and crisp red berries is there on the nose and palate. Juicy, crisp and fresh, with a lot of lift in the finish, this should be better with a few more years in the...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2012

A very pure, polished style, with an almost-rounded feel to the beam of cassis, dark plum and black cherry fruit, which gets support from graphite, dark olive and alder wood notes that extend through the finish. Best from...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2009 Grand-Puy-Ducasse Ex-Chateau 2021, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Pauillac sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and refinement, showcasing the remarkable craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Grand-Puy-Ducasse. With its rich history and dedication to quality, this wine is a true representation of the terroir and expertise that the region is known for.

In the glass, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Ducasse reveals a deep, garnet-red hue that is captivating and alluring. The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, including well-extracted black fruits, hints of tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, and crisp red berries. These complex scents blend harmoniously, offering a sensory experience that is both intriguing and captivating.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. It is juicy and full-bodied, with a polished texture that envelops the senses. The flavors of raspberry, currant, and cassis take center stage, supported by notes of graphite, dark olive, and alder wood. The tannins are solid and well-integrated, providing structure and balance to the wine's generous fruit profile.

The 2009 vintage proved to be a generous one, and this wine truly benefits from it. The well-ripened grapes offer a level of depth and richness that is exceptional. With an alcohol content of 13.0%, this wine showcases both power and finesse, making it a delightful choice for any occasion.

Accolades have poured in for this exceptional wine. Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 92 points, praising its aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and cedar. Decanter gave it a score of 91 points, highlighting its well-extracted black fruits and Médoc typicity.

The 2009 Grand-Puy-Ducasse Ex-Chateau 2021 is a wine that demands attention. It is a true expression of the Bordeaux region, embracing tradition while pushing boundaries. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further development, this wine promises to deliver a memorable experience that will leave a lasting impression.