2015 Grand-Puy Ducasse is a Pauillac of a deep red colour with violet reflections. It reveals at first a subtle nose of aromatic intensity, which quickly evolves with aeration. It is followed by sensual notes of black fruits, dominated by blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry, with fine notes of liquorice and spice as well as light touches of mocha and cedar. The attack and the mid-palate are pleasant and smooth, lingering with powerful and glossy tannins, which provides this grand Paulliac a very beautiful and attractive depth.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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 underpinned by quite robust tannin, but fortunately this Pauillac forages finesse towards the finish that is well balanced and offers attractive persistence. While not as showy out of barrel, I suspect it may coalesce and turn into one of the better wines from this estate in recent years. My banded score based upon that optimism.