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Chateau Dauzac 2016

Chateau Dauzac 2016

Fifth Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Dauzac 2016

A complex and balanced red wine from Margaux

The estate

An 1855 Grand Cru Classe of Margaux, Chateau Dauzac, is one of the estates that have experienced the most significant improvement in quality in recent decades. Thanks to the tireless work carried out both in the vineyard and in the winery, this magnificent property has become a true emblem of the Margaux appellation.

The vineyard

Enjoying a superb location in the Margaux appellation, on the left bank of Bordeaux, the Chateau Dauzac vineyard covers 45 hectares of vines planted on outcroppings of deep gravel. The vines are 35 to 40 years old on average and produce fine Margaux wines.

The vintage

After a mixed start to the year, sunshine and warm conditions finally set in until September 13th, when some much welcomed rain enabled the grapes to reach optimal maturity. The Indian summer allowed the harvest to last 21 days, the estate’s longest grape harvest.

Vinification and aging

The 2016 Chateau Dauzac is aged in French oak barrels (68% new oak) with a few rackings according to the tasting.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (71%)

Merlot (29%).

Chateau Dauzac 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Nose

The nose gives off a beautiful fruity expression.

Palate

Ample and complex, the mouth seduces with its balance, richness and precision.

Cellaring

This Margaux wine can be cellared until 2032-2042.

Wine critic
Chateau Dauzac 2016
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Parker
90-92
100
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J. Suckling
94
100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Dauzac is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot picked at 45 hectoliters per hectare, picked 13 September and over the next 21 days, which is the longest ever at the property according to estate manager Laurent Fortin. The bouquet is tightly wound at first, then gently unfolds to reveal blackberry, briary, pressed flowers and light minty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin on the entry, quite firm in the mouth at first, but there is plenty of fresh, predominantly black fruit locked into this Margaux. It is taut and linear with a grippy finish. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015, perhaps without the same flair as the previous vintage, but I am certain that it will loosen its tie during élevage.
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