Grapes at Dauzac are destemmed and crushed before fermentation in stainless-steel vats equipped with a patented system for breaking up the cap, giving excellent tannic extraction. Wines are matured in oak barrels, the percentage of new oak adapted to the characteristics of each vintage.
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.Score: 92. —Robert Parker, February 2012.
Perfumy and sleek, with nicely stitched anise, violet, juniper, blackberry and cassis notes all gliding through the polished finish. A lingering iron twang adds a little length. Drink now through 2019. 8,300 cases made.Score: 91. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.
Very spicy from dominant new wood. The black plum skin and blackberry fruit are still waiting to come out. It gives the feeling of a wine that has some austerity, although with a year or two in bottle the imbalance will go. It does feel as though it will always be a firm wine.Score: 90. —Roger Voss, February 01, 2012.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Subject to availability. Payment required upon confirmation.
6 BOTTLE MINIMUM PURCHASE PER ITEM
We anticipate delivery in the Spring 2012.
Case discounts do not apply to this item.
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