Grand-Puy-Ducasse 2020 En Primeur: “the dark horse of Pauillac”

  • The wine is being offered for £300 (12×75) SEP.
  • “Might well be the dark horse of Pauillac,” says Neal Martin.
  • 2020 and 2019 offer good value for money, with the highest Benchmark Critic scores.

Grand Puy Ducasse

The 2020 Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse has been released for €24 per bottle ex-négociant, up 8.1% on last year’s release.

The wine is now being offered by the international trade for £300 per 12×75, 8.7% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Both this and last year’s offers look compelling. They boast the highest Benchmark Critic scores across the last 15 vintages, and not at a considerable premium. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

Neal Martin (Vinous) gave today’s release a barrel range of 92-94 points. “A wonderful effort from this Pauillac that has always threatened to pulls its socks up,” he said.

For Antonio Galloni, who awarded the same barrel range, “the 2020 is a striking wine loaded with potential”.

James Suckling (94-95) went even further to suggest that the 2020 Grand-Puy Ducasse is “one of the best ever”.

The wine also received 92-94 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) and 92 from Falstaff.

Fair Value

The 2020 offers Fair Value according to our methodology. The 2019 also looks attractive and is available for 8% less.

The 2015 is also comes at a similar price level (£296 per case) and while it received 92-points from Neal Martin, it has the next-best score from Martin and has some bottle age.

 

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