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.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)
The 2009 Dauzac has a lively and fragrant bouquet with bright blackberry and bilberry fruit, quite intense and delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dark cherries and bilberry fruit, well balanced with a precise finish. What a delightful Margaux.
This is very dense and concentrated with chewy tannins. Lots of ripe fruit. Slightly woody tannins. Needs time to come together. A little tough now. Try in 2020.
Immediately things get a little exotic in the shape of seductive ripe fruit aromas, leading into a grippy palate of rich black cherries, but still with a lovely burst of freshness running through it. It's well balanced and I really like this - you could easily keep it for longer, but drink now if you prefer the fruit to be punchy and full of fragrance and swagger.
Tasted by Jane Anson (at Château Dauzac, 22 Jan 2018)
Part of Medoc crus classes 2009
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