Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006
Chateau Dauzac is a Cinquieme Cru Classe (Fifth Growth) from Margaux in Bordeaux. The 45 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon 52% and Merlot 48%. Today Dauzac resides within the Andre Lurton family of wineries, and the improvements in quality in recent years have been stunning. This wine caused quite a stir in the November 2009 edition of Decanter magazine when it placed above Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild, Pichon Longueville Baron and Pontet-Canet in a blend tasting of 2006 Medoc wines. The wine received the Five Star Award with the comment: "Very well-built with ripe, sound and appealing fruit. Quite solid now, but still so backward. Quietly exciting. Fairly weighty and earthy, with good body and ripe fruit and balanced acidity. Not the elegant side of Margaux, but has length, class and great quality. Drink from 2014."
Animal and leather nose - some wood. Sweet fruit and tannins in the mouth. Very smooth and interesting complexity. A spicy tannic finish.
External Reviews for Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux
Bright ruby. Slightly reduced nose offers black raspberry, espresso and sweet oak, plus a light leesy element. At once concentrated and aromatic in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness and good depth to its black fruit, mineral and violet flavors. ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Dauzac 750ml