2020 Château Dauzac Margaux

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Winery Château Dauzac
Vintage 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2025 - 2055
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Chateau. Dauzac has a planted terroir in one piece of 45ha around the castle on a total area of 120ha with trees in the perimeter that block the westerly winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The terroir enjoys a perfect location near the Gironde at only 350 meters. The castle was owned by the insurance company MAIF since 1988 until it was sold in December 2018 for an estimated price of more than 100 million euros to the French Roulleau family. For a long time, the management was in the hands of Christine Lurton, daughter of André Lurton, until Laurent Fortin became the new director in 2013 and ensured that the quality improved a lot by means of a completely new chais, which was taken into use from the 2014 vintage. domain is also in transition to biodynamics (by 2020) and is the first Grand Cru Classé that is "vegan" (no animal products are used, ie the wine is not clarified with protein). Chateau. Since then, Dauzac once again belongs to the best of the Margaux appellation

The 2020 Château Dauzac Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot aged in French oak barrels, 66% of which are new. The 2020 Dauzac Margaux has an intense red-purple color and jumps out of the glass with vibrant, carefree scents of kirsch, black raspberry and black currant with hints of dried Provencal herbs, graphite and moist soil, plus a hint of tobacco. The medium-bodied palate retains a bright fruit crispness with good acidity and well-managed, accessible tannins, ending with an earthy lift.

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Vineyard for 2020 Château Dauzac Margaux

Château Dauzac

Château Dauzac used to be known as 'the lost château' of Margaux. Still, this beautiful château has been booming for 2 decades under the management of André Lurton and winemaker Christine Lurton de Caix. Château Dauzac has a rich history. In fact, there are indications that the château already existed in the 13th century! In 1855, the château was classified as 5th Grand Cru Classé in Margaux. However, after this period, the château was regularly resold. In addition, Phylloxera and mildew persisted, a major problem, as it turned out, not only for Dauzac but also for the rest of Bordeaux and the wine world. Still, the cure was quickly found, by the then owner of both Ducru-Beaucaillou and Dauzac. Château Dauzac has therefore played a major role in the history of Bordeaux, whether or not for the entire wine-growing sector in Europe.

The quality of the wines seemed to be particularly good around the 18th century and the demand was high. Unfortunately, this changed with the arrival of the 1st and 2nd World War and the then economic recession. Things didn't get much better when in 1966 Château Palmer's shared owner bought Dauzac and tried to rename it to Lynch-Dauzac. Family problems between the then owners caused Château Dauzac to sink into oblivion in the 1970s. However, the tide turned with the arrival of Félix Chatellier, in 1978. As the new owner, he built a modern chai, as well as a drum cellar equipped with humidifiers. The vineyard was also enlarged. In 1989 the domain was transferred to the MAIF (insurance company) and two banks. These continued investment and appointed André Lurton as director just before the 1992 harvest. The already satisfying wine quality - elegant, firm taste, balanced, reasonably complex - was driven up again, especially from 1993 onwards.

Château Dauzac currently owns 120 hectares of land, 50 of which are planted with vines. The soil is typical of Margaux and consists of fine, deep pebble soils. Most of the vineyards were replanted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc about 20 years ago. The wines increase in quality every year and are frequently tipped by renowned magazines as 'rising star of margaux'. We dare to say that Château Dauzac offers great value for money. They are classic, powerful and concentrated storage wines.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Winery Château Dauzac
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2025
Drinking till 2055
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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