Château Dauzac 2015
• Domaine: Château Dauzac
• Appellation (AOC): Margaux
• Classification: Fifth Growth, 5ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
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.
"The 2015 Dauzac is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, the highest percentage of the former in recent years, and matured in 60% new oak barrels. It has a tightly wound but precise bouquet with scents of blackberry cassis and a hint of violet - very polished and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, pure black fruit laced with graphite and spice, gently building in the mouth, finishing with a precise and quite sustained, Pauillac-inspired grace. This is an excellent wine from the estate that will give 20-25 years of drinking pleasure." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Ratings: 91-93, Drink: 2020-2045
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