$ 67.99 (750 ml)
Second wine to Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse. Cabernet Sauvignon- Merlot blend. A great buy as this "2nd" wine of the Chateau. In a blind tasting I found this to be almost a perfect match to the Grand Chateau at about 1/3 of the price. The 2007 vintage is ready to drink now. Delicious full bodied Bordeaux in the tradition of great Pauillacs. The name "Prélude" states the ambition of this second wine: provide a true introduction to the "Grand Vin". It is made from the young vines on the estate and is aged for a shorter period (16 to 18 months) than the first wine, yet receives the same care at every stage. This ensures that it is more supple and forward than its senior, while showing the same qualities of elegance and harmony.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon