The Chateau Dauzac, Grand Cru Classe in 1855, is a red wine produced in the Margaux appellation. There are 42 hectares of vines that average 35 to 40 years of age. They benefit from a terroir that consists of ridges of deep gravel. This wine is aged in French oak barrels (68% in new barrels), and the wine sometimes received racking. The Chateau Dauzac 2016 is made from a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot.
After a mild start to the year, the sun and the heat finally settled on September 13 and the rains helped the grapes to ripen. The late summer allowed for a harvest of 21 days, the longest the estate has ever had.
The Chateau Dauzac 2016 combines richness and precision. It develops fruit scents on the nose and offers a dense and highly complex texture on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon gives this Chateau Dauzac 2016 a great balance between acidity and alcohol. To be consumed preferably between 2022 and 2027, but it can age until 2032-2042.
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