Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17 AG 17.5 SS 17
Lush plum and black cherry nose, with a good dose of new oak. Spicy notes from the oak and firm but ripe tannins dominate the palate. Fine weight of fruit to counter the youthful rawness. Tannins still present but will provide back-up to good, classic evolution.
Price £25–£42 Averys, Balthazar, Fine & Rare, Millesima, Slurp, Vanquish, The Wine Shop UK
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier