|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac|
This is a much improved property with a winery in the small town of Pauillac and a patchwork quilt of vines spread around the appellation. Under the same ownership as Meyney and probably the best value wine of Pauillac.
The 2022 Grand-Puy-Ducasse exhibits notes of sweet plums and cherries mingled with licorice and spices. Medium to full-boded, taut and chalky, with a sweet, concentrated core of fruit and a penetrating finish, it's a youthfully structured effort that concludes with a somewhat drying finish.
The 2022 Grand Puy Ducasse has an airy nose, well-defined with potpourri, even lavender infusing the black fruit. Pencil box hints emerge with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. Tightly-coiled black fruit is laced with cracked black pepper and tobacco. The finish is tannic, but one can appreciate the focus and length on the aftertaste. Very fine.
2022 demonstrates the headway Grand Puy Ducasse is starting to make. There are notes of camphor and earth on the nose here, but the fruit is in balance with notes of boysenberry and plum. Grippy and cedary on the palate, this is compact and midweight, with a linear focus and chalky finish. There is still room for improvement, but this is certainly a producer to watch.
Beautiful texture here. Tannins are dense and compact but finely polished and silky. Seamless and even with length and succulence. Medium- to full-bodied. Power with elegance. Endless for this. Finally the best ever.