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Château Grand-Puy Ducasse Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1993

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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse 5th Growth Pauillac 1993

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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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Snooth User: Nicki
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3.50 5
04/14/2008

Tasted April 2008: very good colour, rather classic Pauillac nose with ripe flavours of dark fruit but overall elegant, remarkably well-balanced taste with good intensity and body for the vintage and fine aftertase. Grand-Puy Ducasse is known to produce its best wines in poor years, and the 1992 and 1993 are surely better than the 1990. This 1993 bottle is a very pleasant surprise for the vintage. Drink up before the wine fades. (Best before 2010)



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