2018 Château de la Dauphine Fronsac Wine Tasting Note


2018 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 92

Showing good color, the wine is rich, fat and juicy, espresso, dark chocolate covered cherries and licorice from start to finish. Lush, rich and concentrated, there is length, density and freshness here. Plus, you can pop a cork on release or age it for a few years. 91-93 Pts

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Chateau La Dauphine Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau La Dauphine, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Dauphine is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour to 90 minutes.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Dauphine offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Dauphine with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Dauphine is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau La Dauphine is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Dauphine is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Chateau de La Dauphine is a top value Bordeaux wine and one of the best wines from Fronsac Canon Fronsac. It's filled with lusty, ripe, dark, jammy fruit, soft textures and good concentration. Plus, the wine of Chateau La Dauphine drinks well young.

Chateau La Dauphine has embraced luxury wine travel. There is a restaurant on the property that is a great spot to enjoy views of their vineyards, while dining al fresco.