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Château Dassault

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2023
93
Dark in color, the wine is plush, polished, fresh juicy, and packed with layers of blackberries, black cherries, chocolate, and plums, with length vibrancy, and length in the round, polished, lush, salty, refreshing, spicy finish. This is the first vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant at Chateau Dassault. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Dark in color, the wine is plush, polished, fresh juicy, and packed with layers of blackberries, black cherries, chocolate, and plums, with length vibrancy, and length in the round, polished, lush, salty, refreshing, spicy finish. This is the first vintage with Thomas Duclos as the consultant at Chateau Dassault. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
Deeply colored, the wine is loaded with chocolate, espresso, cinnamon, flowers, and black cherries. The fruits are creamy, luscious, ripe, sweet, and vibrant with a chocolate edge to the berries in the finish. This is an outstanding vintage for Chateau Dassault! Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

Deeply colored, the wine is loaded with chocolate, espresso, cinnamon, flowers, and black cherries. The fruits are creamy, luscious, ripe, sweet, and vibrant with a chocolate edge to the berries in the finish. This is an outstanding vintage for Chateau Dassault! Drink from 2025-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
90
Espresso, coffee bean, smoke, forest leaf, tobacco and dark red fruits crowd into the nose and also in the round, supple, lushly-textured palate. You can enjoy this for all its up-front, ripe fruits on release. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

Espresso, coffee bean, smoke, forest leaf, tobacco and dark red fruits crowd into the nose and also in the round, supple, lushly-textured palate. You can enjoy this for all its up-front, ripe fruits on release. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

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2020
93
Flowers, cherries, espresso, licorice, and smoke create the perfume here. The wine is full-bodied, deep and long, with richness. intensity, and lift, giving you a solid backdrop for all of its supple-textured, chocolate covered, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the finish. This is an outstanding vintage for Chateau Dassault! Drink from 2024-2040.

Flowers, cherries, espresso, licorice, and smoke create the perfume here. The wine is full-bodied, deep and long, with richness. intensity, and lift, giving you a solid backdrop for all of its supple-textured, chocolate covered, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the finish. This is an outstanding vintage for Chateau Dassault! Drink from 2024-2040.

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Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with scents of smoke, espresso, licorice, cherry liqueur and flowers. Rich, full-bodied, deep and long, there is intensity, ripe, silky tannins and loads of energy giving you a long, generous, supple-textured, fruit, spice and chocolate-filled finish. This will be even better if you give it a few years to come together before pulling a cork. 92-94 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with scents of smoke, espresso, licorice, cherry liqueur and flowers. Rich, full-bodied, deep and long, there is intensity, ripe, silky tannins and loads of energy giving you a long, generous, supple-textured, fruit, spice and chocolate-filled finish. This will be even better if you give it a few years to come together before pulling a cork. 92-94 Pts

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2020
88
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, clean red fruits with a touch of flowers, fennel and cocoa to round things out. This is ready for consumption on release. Drink from 2023-2030.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, clean red fruits with a touch of flowers, fennel and cocoa to round things out. This is ready for consumption on release. Drink from 2023-2030.

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2019
92
Dark, lush, red fruits with black plums and coffee bean nuances form the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine is round, opulent, polished, and rich, with loads of black plums, licorice, and chocolate on the mid-palate and in the finish. This is already easy to taste, but a few years in the cellar will make it an even better wine. Drink from 2023-2035.

Dark, lush, red fruits with black plums and coffee bean nuances form the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine is round, opulent, polished, and rich, with loads of black plums, licorice, and chocolate on the mid-palate and in the finish. This is already easy to taste, but a few years in the cellar will make it an even better wine. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Deep in color, the wine loads you up with its roasted coffee bean, smoke, licorice, herbs and cherry tinged perfume. Ripe, fleshy and fresh, with a blast of black cherries and oak in the finish, give this a few years to come together before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

Deep in color, the wine loads you up with its roasted coffee bean, smoke, licorice, herbs and cherry tinged perfume. Ripe, fleshy and fresh, with a blast of black cherries and oak in the finish, give this a few years to come together before pulling a cork. 90-92 Pts

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2018
91
Smoky, with background notes of espresso, licorice and plums on the nose. Supple, lush, round and forward, there is a strong touch of oak in the finish, so give it time to better integrate and show off all its sweet, juicy, dark red fruits.

Smoky, with background notes of espresso, licorice and plums on the nose. Supple, lush, round and forward, there is a strong touch of oak in the finish, so give it time to better integrate and show off all its sweet, juicy, dark red fruits.

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Smoke, licorice and espresso jump before you'll find the juicy black cherries. The wine is round, supple and oaky. Produced in a modern style, this is going to please some more than others. You will be able to enjoy this wine early. 90-92 Pts

Smoke, licorice and espresso jump before you'll find the juicy black cherries. The wine is round, supple and oaky. Produced in a modern style, this is going to please some more than others. You will be able to enjoy this wine early. 90-92 Pts

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2018
84
Light, fruity, forward, early drinking, red berry and cocoa oriented charmer that is ready for consumption on release.

Light, fruity, forward, early drinking, red berry and cocoa oriented charmer that is ready for consumption on release.

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2016
91
Incense, smoke, licorice, wet earth and ripe. dark cherries are all over the place here. The wine is ripe, fleshy and round with a silky, polished, espresso, vanilla and plum finish. Give it a few years for the oak to integrate and this will a very nice treat.

Incense, smoke, licorice, wet earth and ripe. dark cherries are all over the place here. The wine is ripe, fleshy and round with a silky, polished, espresso, vanilla and plum finish. Give it a few years for the oak to integrate and this will a very nice treat.

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Round, ripe juicy berries, licorice, fresh brewed espresso, plum and dark chocolate create the bouquet. In the mouth, the wine is lush, soft and round with loads of dark red sweet fruits, cocoa, licorice and coffee bean. Drink it young or age it for a few years.

Round, ripe juicy berries, licorice, fresh brewed espresso, plum and dark chocolate create the bouquet. In the mouth, the wine is lush, soft and round with loads of dark red sweet fruits, cocoa, licorice and coffee bean. Drink it young or age it for a few years.

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2015
91
Dark in color, the texture is lush, the fruits are ripe, fat and juicy, there is weight and density, with a finish of dark cherries, espresso, chocolate, and coffee bean.

Dark in color, the texture is lush, the fruits are ripe, fat and juicy, there is weight and density, with a finish of dark cherries, espresso, chocolate, and coffee bean.

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Dark in color, the wine is lushly textured, with loads of fat, ripe, dark cherries, smoke, espresso and licorice. The round, finish is filled with dark chocolate, black cherry and coffee bean notes.

Dark in color, the wine is lushly textured, with loads of fat, ripe, dark cherries, smoke, espresso and licorice. The round, finish is filled with dark chocolate, black cherry and coffee bean notes.

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Dark in color, with a lush, fat, ripe, fruit forward style, there is a blast of sweet, black cherry, dark chocolate, licorice and espresso in every sniff, sip and swallow.

Dark in color, with a lush, fat, ripe, fruit forward style, there is a blast of sweet, black cherry, dark chocolate, licorice and espresso in every sniff, sip and swallow.

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Plush, ripe and forward, this wine serves up a modern-styled blend of juicy, chocolate-covered cherries, licorice, espresso bean and smoke with soft, round textures.

Plush, ripe and forward, this wine serves up a modern-styled blend of juicy, chocolate-covered cherries, licorice, espresso bean and smoke with soft, round textures.

1,821 Views   Tasted
2014
90
A light breakfast of black raspberry jam and espresso on the nose, this wine is soft, polished and already easy to drink. 89-91 Pts

A light breakfast of black raspberry jam and espresso on the nose, this wine is soft, polished and already easy to drink. 89-91 Pts

2,766 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Spicy red berries, oak and fennel scents are enhanced by the mineral-driven, bright red berry and licorice finish. From a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

Spicy red berries, oak and fennel scents are enhanced by the mineral-driven, bright red berry and licorice finish. From a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

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2012
90
Round, lush and approachable, that is, if you like sweet, dark, red fruits, vanilla bean, espresso and licorice. Give it another year or two.

Round, lush and approachable, that is, if you like sweet, dark, red fruits, vanilla bean, espresso and licorice. Give it another year or two.

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Medium bodied, dominated by juicy, ripe, red berries, anise and spice, this will drink well on release. 89-91 Pts

Medium bodied, dominated by juicy, ripe, red berries, anise and spice, this will drink well on release. 89-91 Pts

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2011
89
Successful for the vintage, licorice, black cherries, coffee bean and vanilla scents open to a medium bodied, round, spicy, red berry filled, forward wine.

Successful for the vintage, licorice, black cherries, coffee bean and vanilla scents open to a medium bodied, round, spicy, red berry filled, forward wine.

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As of 2010, the wine has begun to see malolactic in barrel and is aged in 100% new oak. With an assemblage of 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with spice and red berries, has a medium body and ends with a slight dry sensation with kirsch and black raspberry. 87-89 Pts

As of 2010, the wine has begun to see malolactic in barrel and is aged in 100% new oak. With an assemblage of 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with spice and red berries, has a medium body and ends with a slight dry sensation with kirsch and black raspberry. 87-89 Pts

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2010
90
Licorice, ripe dark berries, jam, coffee bean and earthy scents lead to a plush, ripe, juicy, delicious, plush textured wine that is one of the few 2010 Bordeaux wines that can be enjoyed in its youth.

Licorice, ripe dark berries, jam, coffee bean and earthy scents lead to a plush, ripe, juicy, delicious, plush textured wine that is one of the few 2010 Bordeaux wines that can be enjoyed in its youth.

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2009
87
Medium bodied with spicy red and black fruit, this lighter, traditional style of St. Emilion is tannic and dry in the otherwise, bright, fresh, tart, red fruit finish.

Medium bodied with spicy red and black fruit, this lighter, traditional style of St. Emilion is tannic and dry in the otherwise, bright, fresh, tart, red fruit finish.

4,981 Views   Tasted
2008
88
08 Château Dassault is made in a light, early drinking style of St. Emilion. The medium bodied wine expresses fresh berries with a touch of oak, finishing with a pleasing kirsch note. 87-89 Pts

08 Château Dassault is made in a light, early drinking style of St. Emilion. The medium bodied wine expresses fresh berries with a touch of oak, finishing with a pleasing kirsch note. 87-89 Pts

2,166 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Developing nicely and drinking in a good spot today, that is if you like, licorice, truffle, espresso and juicy, round textured black plums in every sip and swallow.

Developing nicely and drinking in a good spot today, that is if you like, licorice, truffle, espresso and juicy, round textured black plums in every sip and swallow.

5,567 Views   Tasted
2005
87
Medium bodied and displaying red and black fruit character, this slightly rustic wine ends with a bright, tart quality that others might like more than I did.

Medium bodied and displaying red and black fruit character, this slightly rustic wine ends with a bright, tart quality that others might like more than I did.

7,031 Views   Tasted