Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse "Pauillac " 1983

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
A still red wine from the Pauillac region of France.

Evolved & deep. Cigar box & plum compote.

Tasting Notes

Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 1983 has a ruby colour with garnet rim.

On the nose it’s evolved and earthy with notes of cigar box and underwood. It’s dense and thick too with plum compote and black currant.

The palate is surprisingly fresh with soft tannins. The finish is long and toasty!

Score 92

My score / points

Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse "Pauillac " 1983
Pauillac (1983) Review
Estate making Pauillac Estate Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse
Pauillac  (1983) Label Pauillac
Style of Pauillac Style Red & Still
Country of Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse Country France
Region of Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse Region Pauillac
Grape blend of Pauillac Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage of Pauillac Vintage 1983
My review of Pauillac Points

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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