2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

TWI 95 WE 94 JS 92 JL 92 WA 92 DC 91 JD 91
TWI 95

The Wine Independent, November 2022

Grand-Puy Ducasse 2015 is medium to deep garnet in color. It slips slowly and sensuously out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant preserves, warm plums, and mulberries plus hints of baking spices, potpourri and bay...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

This generous, ripe wine is filled with fine tannins as well as juicy black-currant fruits. It is approachable in the sense that the fruit is so delicious. However, watch for those tannins that are firm and dense and will...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Big, black and bold, this is a serious Pauillac with the typical acidity of 2015. With a bit more charm and bright fruit, this would rate more highly. Better from 2019.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2018

One of the best vintages for Grand Puy Ducasse, the wine is equally luscious, and tannic. But the tannins are soft and refined. The cassis and blackberry fruits are ripe, fresh, vibrant, but also polished. The complexity...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2016

(WA90-92 points) The 2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse has a classic pencil lead and cedar-scented bouquet that feels just a little foursquare at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry. This is...
DC 91

Decanter, November 2018

This is a big step up from the second wine and I imagine selection was extremely thorough, even though again I would suggest the 2016 has more depth of flavour and impact. What you are getting is brambly and juicy black...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

The 2015 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse is certainly impressive, and while it’s not a massive wine (possible from the harvest rains), it shines for its elegance, purity, and nuance. Its deep ruby/purple tinged color is...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%

The 2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse Bordeaux Blend is a notable wine from the Pauillac sub-region in Bordeaux, France. Produced by Grand-Puy-Ducasse, this red wine has an alcohol content of 14.0% and has received positive reviews from several respected wine critics.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate scored the wine between 90 to 92 points, highlighting its "classic pencil lead and cedar-scented bouquet." Neal Martin noted that the wine is "medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry" and has robust tannins. He remained optimistic about its future potential, suggesting it "may coalesce and turn into one of the better wines from this estate in recent years."

James Suckling gave the wine a solid 92 points and described it as "big, black and bold." He remarked on its "typical acidity of 2015" and suggested that it would benefit from "a bit more charm and bright fruit." Suckling recommended waiting until 2019 to enjoy the wine fully.

Jeb Dunnuck, who rated the wine at 91 points, praised its "elegance, purity, and nuance." He noted its "deep ruby/purple tinged color" and a "perfumed bouquet of currants, cherries, white flowers, and truffle." Dunnuck also emphasized its "medium-bodied richness, fine tannin, and beautiful balance," predicting it would age well for over 15 years.

Wine Enthusiast provided one of the highest accolades, scoring the wine at 94 points. They described it as a "generous, ripe wine filled with fine tannins and juicy black-currant fruits." They noted that while the fruit is delicious and approachable, the "firm and dense" tannins suggest it would be best enjoyed after 2024.

Decanter also rated it at 91 points, pointing out its "brambly and juicy black fruits" and "finessed charred hazelnut edging." They observed that the wine benefited from 40% new oak, adding depth of flavor and impact.

Jeff Leve from The Wine Cellar Insider echoed the high praise, awarding it 92 points. He described the 2015 vintage as "one of the best for Grand Puy Ducasse," with "ripe, fresh, vibrant, but also polished" cassis and blackberry fruits. Leve noted the wine's complexity and length.

The Wine Independent gave the highest score of 95 points, describing the wine as "medium to deep garnet in color," with notes of "blackcurrant preserves, warm plums, and mulberries." They highlighted its "juicy black fruits with fine-grained tannins and plenty of balancing freshness," concluding that it finishes "long and mineral-laced."

Overall, the 2015 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is a well-regarded wine with a promising future, praised for its balance, elegance, and potential for aging.