Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse "Pauillac" 1983

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
A still red wine from the Bordeaux, Puillac region of France.

Evolved & mineral. Wetland & mushroom.

Tasting Notes

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

On the nose it’s complex with tertiary notes yet still very much vibrant. There are cooked black cherry and raspberry, then the nose unfolds with tertiary notes and shows underwood, leather, mushroom. Finally there is certain sapidity and minerality that I’ll call wet stone.

On the mouth it’s slightly passed its best, yet there is still a touch tannins and the finish, medium, brings coffee and bitter chocolate to the mouth.

Score 88

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 Bordeaux, Puillac
Grape blend of Pauillac Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage of Pauillac Vintage 1983
My review of Pauillac Points

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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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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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