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Château Grand Puy Ducasse Château Grand Puy Ducasse Bordeaux Pauillac Rode Wijn Zwart Fruit En Rijk 1 Fles Merlot 39 Cabernet Sauvignon 61 2007

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<br/><br/>A dry year, with lots of sunshine but reasonable temperatures, produced very balanced wines that have good acidity and so are fresh and long on the palate? The tannins are fully ripe, silky and rounded. This Grand Puy Ducasse has power and finesse and will age very well.<br/><br/>

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Château Grand-puy-ducasse:
When, in the middle of the 18th century, Arnaud Ducasse bought a small house on the banks of the Gironde estuary from Jacques de Ségur, Seigneur of Lafite, he could hardly have imagined that this would be the start of a considerable estate that would remain in his family for almost three centuries. Pierre Ducasse, a lawyer who was very keen on vine-growing, was to truly found the estate. He b... Read more
When, in the middle of the 18th century, Arnaud Ducasse bought a small house on the banks of the Gironde estuary from Jacques de Ségur, Seigneur of Lafite, he could hardly have imagined that this would be the start of a considerable estate that would remain in his family for almost three centuries. Pierre Ducasse, a lawyer who was very keen on vine-growing, was to truly found the estate. He bought land and part of the "Bourdieu" of Grand-Puy, which lay within three parishes: Pauillac, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Sauveur, as well as three manorships: Lafite, Latour and Beychevelle. Additional purchases and swaps then enabled him to extend his estates up to his death in 1797. His son inherited a full-blown estate, which was called Ducasse-Grand-Puy-Artigues-Arnaud and included 148 acres, of which almost two-thirds were planted with vines. Around 1820, he had the existing château built, on the site of his ancestors' house, facing the Gironde estuary. His marriage with Jenny Ducase produced two children, and it was under the management of one of his sons-in-law, Adrien Chauvet, that the wine estate was classified in 1855, under the name of Artigues Arnaud. The company called Grand-Puy Ducasse was founded in 1932. In 1971 a new group of shareholders took on the somewhat dormant estate, and went on to restructure and enlarge the vineyard holding. As from 1980, the winery was equipped with a new vatting house, including sorting tables and other facilities for handling the harvest. In 1991, in order to improve the quality of hand harvesting, the sorting tables were moved into the vineyards. Since the acquisition of Château Grand-Puy Ducasse in 2004 by CA Grands Crus, an improvement plan has been put in place for the entire estate. This is supervised by Bernard Monteau, the technical director, and abetted by advice from the consultant oenologist, Denis Dubourdieu. The company CA GRANDS CRUS, a fully owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, became, in 2004, the owner of five prestigious Bordeaux estates: Château de Rayne Vigneau, 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe, Château Blaignan et Château Plagnac, Crus Bourgeois Médoc. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Château Grand Puy Ducasse Château Grand Puy Ducasse Bordeaux Pauillac Rode Wijn Zwart Fruit En Rijk 1 Fles Merlot 39 Cabernet Sauvignon 61

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
06/20/2010

Oaky and almost soapy on the nose, a touch gamy even with a nice pink peppercorn tone – soft in the mouth, a bit indistinct, nice fresh tannins, very little follow through, nice tobacco and ripe herb tones on the finish though (85-86)


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Good berry and currant character, with a coffee bean undertone. Medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a light finish. Score range: 84-88 –JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Grand-Puy-Ducasse 750ml



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<br/><br/>A dry year, with lots of sunshine but reasonable temperatures, produced very balanced wines that have good acidity and so are fresh and long on the palate? The tannins are fully ripe, silky and rounded. This Grand Puy Ducasse has power and finesse and will age very well.<br/><br/>

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