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5ème grand cru classé - Margaux
What are the specificities of Château Dauzac?
After having been a farm for many years, Dauzac became a vineyard in 1686 thanks to the association of 2 families, the Drouillard family and the Lynch family. After passing through many hands, the Château Dauzac found a buyer in 1989. The mutual insurance company that bought the property agreed: the wine-making facilities, as well as the vineyard, were not up to the standard of a cru classé. The work started by the Chatellier family, the former owner, was completed in 1990. In the wake of this, new oak made an appearance that was as wise as it was measured, with an annual renewal of barrels by thirds. It was high time for this Cru Classé, which the quality of the last twenty years placed well below that of many other crus bourgeois.
The answer to the incessant attacks of downy mildew in the European vineyard was developed in Dauzac in 1855. This recipe helped to bring many vineyards out of this dark period.
The 45-hectare vineyard offers a wine made from 2 grape varieties for tasting:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 68%
- Merlot 32%
The vineyard is planted in one piece, which is quite rare, especially for the Margaux appellation. For the elaboration of the wine of Château Dauzac, the wine is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak barrels for an average of 12 months.
A great Margaux wine, complex, elegant and mineral, which the Merlot perfectly complements by bringing finesse and roundness.
There is also a second wine, La Bastide Dauzac. From the 2013 vintage, the name of the second wine has become Aurore de Dauzac.
Best vintages of Château Dauzac: 2009, 2015, 2005, 2008, 2000
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