Château Dauzac 2009
• A.O.C.: Margaux
• Classification: Fifth Growth, 5ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Owned by the MAIF insurer for twenty years, this vintage is operated by the André Lurton Vineyards, under the direction of Christine Lurton de Chaix. Originating from a beautiful unit located in Labarde, a small town rich in terroirs of choice, its wine shows that it is of good origin. First by its garnet color, then by its concentrated bouquet with accents of black and red fruits and licorice. The ample and generous tannins reveal a power that confirms the final, long and balanced, to the grilled accents.
"Tasted at the vertical retrospective at the property. The 2009 Château Dauzac, a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot, has a powerful bouquet with blackcurrant pastille, blueberry, violet and fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite savoury in style, bestowed with more assertive tannin than the 2010, albeit without quite the same level of finesse. Nevertheless, this is an impressive Dauzac that is brimming with vitality and its more corpulent nature will win many fans - including myself. Give it 3-4 years in bottle to get the most from this Margaux. Tasted June 2015." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (5/29/2016, Interim Issue), Ratings: 91, Drink: 2020-2035
"Has Dauzac ever made a wine this good? Deep ruby/purple, with notes of graphite and black currants followed by some spicy oak and licorice in a creamy, plump succulent texture that almost reminds me of a Right Bank wine, this 2009 is full-throttle, dense and super-concentrated. It is an amazing Dauzac. Drink it over the next 25 years." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (12/22/2011, Issue 199), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2012-2037