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Has anyone tried the 1995 Ch Grand Puy Ducasse? How is it and does it go well with most any food? Where can one get it and how much is the cost per bottle?

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    michael (mea culpa)

    Hope this link works. Haven't tried it, but gets good not great reviews. Price varies between $65-$100. Perhaps the lower price is on a case basis?

    Link: http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-sel...

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    1. re: michael (mea culpa)

      Ummm. I just posted on the General board on this very question. The bottle is selling for $15 on wine-searcher.com.

      I have tasted it and am not impressed.

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        michael (mea culpa)

        Pricewise, I think we are talking two different wines from the same house. Actually, I think I once (well, more than once) tasted the wine although not this vintage. Trader Joe's had it for about $10. They got it from Pepsi/Monsieur Henri Wines. Pepsi got it from the Russians in exchange for Pepsi syrup when the Russian currency was in free fall. I assume the Russians got it from the French, probably for vokda.

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      john gonzales

      First off, I doubt the wine mentioned below is indeed the Cru Classe that this chateau is known for. I've never heard of the "Prelude" prefix that the wine for sale on winesearcher speaks of. It is probably a third wine, not even on the level of their second, Artigues-Arnaud. The price of the Cru Classe wine should be in the $40 range. It's a bordeaux (Paulliac) and is around 70% Cab Sauv, 25% Merlot, with some Petit Verdot. It is a medium/full bodied wine, not as big as many Paulliacs. 95 was a great vintage for Paulliac, and a pretty good one for this wine. With a little air it is probably drinking OK now, and would probably be best with a few more years of cellaring (or being decanted quite awhile prior to drinking).