Chateau Destieux St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Destieux

Chateau Destieux  St. Emilion, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Destieux does not take its name from a former owner, or the founder of the estate like so many Bordeaux wine producers. Its name comes from the amazing vista’s that can be seen from the property. Destieux is an archaic, French term that can be loosely translated to “des yeux” or “eyes.” From the Destieux vines, wine lovers get a bird’s eye view of the Dordogne river all the way over to the neighboring appellation of Montagne St. Emilion. Chateau Destieux is owned by the Dauriac family today. The Dauriac family who purchased Destieux in 1971 also own Chateau La Clemence in Pomerol as well as Chateau Montilisse, which is located in St. Emilion. The debut vintage of Destieux for the family was in 1976.

In 1999, the wine making facilities of Chateau Destieux were greatly improved. To modernize the their wine making, they added eight new, temperature controlled, 45 hectoliter wood vats which allowed for the wines to be vinified on a plot by plot basis. Chateau Destieux is consulted by Michel Rolland.

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The 8 hectare Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Destieux in St. Emilion is planted to 66% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon on a terroir of chalk and clay soils. The vineyard boasts old vines, many of which are between 40 and 50 years of age. This Michel Rolland consulted property performs malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. Destieux is aged in 100% new oak for between 15-24 months depending on the vintage. On average, between 2,500 and 2,800 cases of Chateau Destieux are produced every year. There is a second wine, de Laubarede.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2012 Château Destieux

    1. Light cherry tones, medium body and a soft, ready-to-drink red berry finish. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2011 Château Destieux

    1. Short, medium bodied, bright and filled with red fruits and new oak, drink this on the young side.

      87 points - Tasted
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  3. 2009 Château Destieux

    1. Licorice, black plums, blueberry, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and smokey notes create the perfume, Full bodied, rich, round and packed with layers of sensuous, ripe, sweet, dark berries, cherry and cocoa, this is the best wine I have tasted from Chateau Destieux.

      91 points - Tasted
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  4. 2006 Château Destieux

    1. From an assemblage of 66% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers red and black fruit, stone, earth and coffee scents. Medium/full bodied, soft in texture, the wine ends with black raspberry and licorice notes.

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2005 Château Destieux

    1. Licorice, blackberry espresso, smoke and boysenberry aromas lead to a powerful, sweet, round textured St. Emilion that will be drinking great with another 2 - 5 years of bottle age.

      91 points - Tasted
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