2012 Chateau Dauzac Margaux Rouge, 5eme Grand Cru Classe
  • 2012 Chateau Dauzac Margaux Rouge, 5eme Grand Cru Classe
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2012 Chateau Dauzac Margaux Rouge, 5eme Grand Cru Classe

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ABOUT THE WINERY

Château Dauzac is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France, in the commune of Labarde. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Since 1988, the estate has belonged to the insurance company (MAIF), but is managed by the André Lurton group. In 2004, his daughter Christine Lurton-Bazin de Caix took charge of the property.

The Domaine comprises 297 acres (120 ha), of which 111 acres (45 ha) are planted, 60% with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 40% with Merlot. The average age of vines is around 30 years. The Château produces the main wine, Château Dauzac, from the 104 acres (42 ha) planted in the Margaux appellation.

VINTAGE

Delicate and complex weather, the 2012 vintage is the subject of much discussion. It is recorded as a very technical year with humid conditions from April to June, followed by a mild summer. To achieve the level of quality we maintain, our teams were more vigilant than ever in their efforts to reduce any risk of disease. These efforts were successfully rewarded, allowing a harvest of high quality grapes.

Cabernet Sauvignon 63% & Merlot 37%

TASTING NOTES

Purple fruits with shades of violets on the nose, with complex notes
of blackcurrant and mocha. 
A dark fruit aftertaste with a lively attack producing an elegant freshness. An endnote of licorice with a lasting freshness that confirms the high quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The fine tannins are testimony to an ideal maturation. 91/100 Decanter 

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2021 - 2036