The 2016 Grand-Puy-Ducasse is definitely one of the best in recent years. The attractive bouquet features blackberry, bilberry, light floral notes and a subtle marine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe black fruit laced with tar and tobacco. Quite harmonious, if not complex, and reassuringly long on the tertiary finish. Enjoy this well-crafted Pauillac over the next 15 to 20 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042
Tasted blind. Lots of everything and the acidity less obvious than in the right-bankers. Fair old charge of tannin! And then acid finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2036