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.
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 are planted at a high density of 10,000 vines per hectare.
2019 was a year marked by significant climatic contrasts in the different seasons. These contrasts have, de facto, justified an increased presence in the vineyard to allow the technical teams to intervene at the right moment. The Chateau Dauzac 2019 stands as a testament to the hard work and know-how of the estate’s technical teams. The rigorous selections made by the teams throughout the vegetative cycle of the vine made it possible to keep only the most beautiful bunches and obtain perfect ripeness on all of them. The harvest was carried out on "fruit days", following the biodynamic calendar, with the establishment of a plot-by-plot selection.
The winemaking for the Chateau Dauzac 2019 was carried out in a gravity-fed cellar without sulfur added and with natural yeasts taken from the vineyard. The vinifications were carried out in wooden vats.
The Chateau Dauzac 2019 is aged in French oak barrels (66% new oak) for 15 months with racking.
The Chateau Dauzac 2019 displays a dark purple color in the glass.
The first tastings of the Chateau Dauzac 2019 reveal a Margaux marked by intense notes of black and red fruits, such as redcurrant and blackberry. Beautiful floral and spicy notes appear next.
Juicy and generous, the palate reveals a delicious and creamy texture from the very first moments. The roundness of the texture is balanced by the freshness of the fruit, with a fine tannic structure backing everything up. Maturity, balance and structure combine in this superb Margaux, and these qualities persist into the finish, making this wine very easy to drink.
To fully appreciate the finesse and complexity of this fine red wine from Margaux, it is advisable to serve it with poultry, white meat, red meats or cheeses.
The Chateau Dauzac 2019 reveals an excellent potential for aging. It will be ready to enjoy by 2025-2040, but also has the capacity to evolve through several decades.