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Château de la Dauphine

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2023
94
This is a hidden gem. If you want an outstanding wine that sells for song, with aromatics, intensity, finesse, and charm, along with a boatload of ripe, red fruits, creamy-textures, and a fruit-filled finish, this is for you. La Dauphine is now one of the top wines from Fronsac. Drink from 2027-2040. 93-95 Pts.

This is a hidden gem. If you want an outstanding wine that sells for song, with aromatics, intensity, finesse, and charm, along with a boatload of ripe, red fruits, creamy-textures, and a fruit-filled finish, this is for you. La Dauphine is now one of the top wines from Fronsac. Drink from 2027-2040. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
90
Crisp, fresh, bright, lemons and pomelos with a touch of orange rind and green apples shine in this forward, early-drinking white Bordeaux. This will be best in its fruit-filled youth. Drink from 2024-2027.

Crisp, fresh, bright, lemons and pomelos with a touch of orange rind and green apples shine in this forward, early-drinking white Bordeaux. This will be best in its fruit-filled youth. Drink from 2024-2027.

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2022
94
Quite floral on the nose, the wine is also loaded with smoke, cherries, plums, licorice and cocoa. Creamy, soft, polished, and fresh, there is a nice salty essence in the finish providing complexity, and a touch of chocolate-mint adding vibrancy to the finish. La Dauphine is now one of the top wines from Fronsac. Drink from 2025-2038. 93-95 Pts.

Quite floral on the nose, the wine is also loaded with smoke, cherries, plums, licorice and cocoa. Creamy, soft, polished, and fresh, there is a nice salty essence in the finish providing complexity, and a touch of chocolate-mint adding vibrancy to the finish. La Dauphine is now one of the top wines from Fronsac. Drink from 2025-2038. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
89
Orange rind, white peach, pineapple and green apples create the nose. There is a touch of salinity that adds to the sweet yellow fruits, honey and green apples in the finish. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc with 35% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028.

Orange rind, white peach, pineapple and green apples create the nose. There is a touch of salinity that adds to the sweet yellow fruits, honey and green apples in the finish. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc with 35% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028.

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2021
92
Flowers and espresso show, along with ripe plums and crushed rocks in the nose. The palate is even better with its sweet, ripe, salty-edged plums, cherries and spice. Medium-bodied with loads of lift, the vibrant finish is clean and fresh, with ample red fruits and a light touch of cocoa on the backend. Drink from 2024-2036.

Flowers and espresso show, along with ripe plums and crushed rocks in the nose. The palate is even better with its sweet, ripe, salty-edged plums, cherries and spice. Medium-bodied with loads of lift, the vibrant finish is clean and fresh, with ample red fruits and a light touch of cocoa on the backend. Drink from 2024-2036.

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With deep color, once past the freshly picked floral aromas, you find that the fruits are on the dark red side of the style range, with round textures and a soft, polished, sweet, lively, black raspberry and energetic plum finish. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

With deep color, once past the freshly picked floral aromas, you find that the fruits are on the dark red side of the style range, with round textures and a soft, polished, sweet, lively, black raspberry and energetic plum finish. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

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2020
92
Deeply colored, and already quite expressive, the wine opens with nuances of crushed rocks, flowers, Morello cherries, bitter chocolate and licorice in the perfume. Silky, flamboyant and yet, refined, the finish lingers, which is a good thing as it allows you to enjoy more of its sweet, red, salt-tinted fruits. Drink from 2023-2036.

Deeply colored, and already quite expressive, the wine opens with nuances of crushed rocks, flowers, Morello cherries, bitter chocolate and licorice in the perfume. Silky, flamboyant and yet, refined, the finish lingers, which is a good thing as it allows you to enjoy more of its sweet, red, salt-tinted fruits. Drink from 2023-2036.

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2020
88
White peach, flowers, spice, green apples and pears create the nose. Sweet, creamy and fresh, with a core of white peaches on the palate and in the finish. This will be best on the young side, over the next yew years.

White peach, flowers, spice, green apples and pears create the nose. Sweet, creamy and fresh, with a core of white peaches on the palate and in the finish. This will be best on the young side, over the next yew years.

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2020
92
Dark in color, the wine kicks off with licorice, Morello cherries, bitter chocolate, blackberry and smoke. Round, rich, lush and opulent, the velvet textured, chocolate covered plums on the palate really stick with you. Drink it young or age it for a few years. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color, the wine kicks off with licorice, Morello cherries, bitter chocolate, blackberry and smoke. Round, rich, lush and opulent, the velvet textured, chocolate covered plums on the palate really stick with you. Drink it young or age it for a few years. 91-93 Pts

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2019
93
Dark in color, the wine pops with little effort due to all of its flowers, perfectly ripe black-cherries, licorice, spice, dark chocolate and smoky aromatics. Opulently textured, with silky-tannins, vibrancy, length and purity, this beauty is going to provide fabulous drinking for at least 15 years. And it sells for a song. This is a wine you can purchase by the case! Drink it young, or age it for a few years. Drink from 2023-2035.

Dark in color, the wine pops with little effort due to all of its flowers, perfectly ripe black-cherries, licorice, spice, dark chocolate and smoky aromatics. Opulently textured, with silky-tannins, vibrancy, length and purity, this beauty is going to provide fabulous drinking for at least 15 years. And it sells for a song. This is a wine you can purchase by the case! Drink it young, or age it for a few years. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Deep in color, with flowers and chocolate, along with round, silky textures and a blast of rich, ripe dark red fruits, licorice, earth and spice. The wine meshes fruits, supple textures, espresso, cocoa and a fruity, fresh, silky finish. Drink it young, or age it for a few years. 90-92 Pts

Deep in color, with flowers and chocolate, along with round, silky textures and a blast of rich, ripe dark red fruits, licorice, earth and spice. The wine meshes fruits, supple textures, espresso, cocoa and a fruity, fresh, silky finish. Drink it young, or age it for a few years. 90-92 Pts

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2018
92
Rich, ripe, silky and seductive, the fruits have a nice bite of freshness, giving lift and energy. The medium/full-bodied, fruit-filled wine finishes with a gorgeous blend of coffee bean, licorice, plums and dark cocoa. You can pop a cork on release or age it for a few years.

Rich, ripe, silky and seductive, the fruits have a nice bite of freshness, giving lift and energy. The medium/full-bodied, fruit-filled wine finishes with a gorgeous blend of coffee bean, licorice, plums and dark cocoa. You can pop a cork on release or age it for a few years.

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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

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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2017
91
With deep color, this fruity wine is on the dark berry side with plenty of fresh, juicy blackberries and plums adding to the fun. Lushly textured, sweet and fleshy, the wine has a ripe, plump personality.

With deep color, this fruity wine is on the dark berry side with plenty of fresh, juicy blackberries and plums adding to the fun. Lushly textured, sweet and fleshy, the wine has a ripe, plump personality.

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2016
92
Still dark in color, the wine is floral, fennel filled and fruity. Rich, silky, elegant and deep, there is fruit, freshness, length and character, and the best part is, the wine is easy to find and it is affordable too!

Still dark in color, the wine is floral, fennel filled and fruity. Rich, silky, elegant and deep, there is fruit, freshness, length and character, and the best part is, the wine is easy to find and it is affordable too!

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With deep color, you catch the floral, blackberry, licorice and vanilla nose first. The lush textures, freshness and juicy fruits in the finish make this wine already delicious, and it should age for a few years too.

With deep color, you catch the floral, blackberry, licorice and vanilla nose first. The lush textures, freshness and juicy fruits in the finish make this wine already delicious, and it should age for a few years too.

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2015
92
Deep in color, the wine is lush, rich, fleshy, sweet and long. There is minerality, loads of ripe, juicy fruits, length and character. You can drink this for pleasure for at least 15 years or so.

Deep in color, the wine is lush, rich, fleshy, sweet and long. There is minerality, loads of ripe, juicy fruits, length and character. You can drink this for pleasure for at least 15 years or so.

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Deeply colored, with a lush, round, supple character, the wine is packed to the gills with licorice, sweet, juicy, dark red and black fruits, chocolate and espresso beans. Sweet, fresh, ripe, earthy, dark fruits with great textures and presence, plus it sells for a song and drinks well early! 90-92 Pts

Deeply colored, with a lush, round, supple character, the wine is packed to the gills with licorice, sweet, juicy, dark red and black fruits, chocolate and espresso beans. Sweet, fresh, ripe, earthy, dark fruits with great textures and presence, plus it sells for a song and drinks well early! 90-92 Pts

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2014
88
Stony plums, espresso, wood and cocoa in character, the wine is forward, round and made for early drinking. 88-89 Pts

Stony plums, espresso, wood and cocoa in character, the wine is forward, round and made for early drinking. 88-89 Pts

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2013
87
Fresh herbs, fennel and red berries, soft and round in texture, the wine exchanges depth for an ease of drinkability. 86-88 Pts

Fresh herbs, fennel and red berries, soft and round in texture, the wine exchanges depth for an ease of drinkability. 86-88 Pts

2,927 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Sensuous textures, forward, lush dark fruits, licorice, cocoa and earth for an affordable price. What’s not to like?

Sensuous textures, forward, lush dark fruits, licorice, cocoa and earth for an affordable price. What’s not to like?

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Soft, silky, lush, and forward, this will make for delicious, early, uncomplicated, well-priced drinking. 89-91 Pts

Soft, silky, lush, and forward, this will make for delicious, early, uncomplicated, well-priced drinking. 89-91 Pts

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2011
87
Licorice, chocolate and earthy scents with black raspberry, this wine is open and soft on the palate, finishing with jammy black cherry. This Fronsac estate is consulted by Denis Dubourdieu. 87-89 Pts

Licorice, chocolate and earthy scents with black raspberry, this wine is open and soft on the palate, finishing with jammy black cherry. This Fronsac estate is consulted by Denis Dubourdieu. 87-89 Pts

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2010
90
Deep in color, with oak, licorice, floral, chocolate and dark berry scents pairs well with the wines round textures and sweet black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

Deep in color, with oak, licorice, floral, chocolate and dark berry scents pairs well with the wines round textures and sweet black cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009
90
Licorice, black cherry, red plums, espresso bean and earth make up the perfume. Medium bodied, with round textures and an accessible personality, this will drink best at a young age.

Licorice, black cherry, red plums, espresso bean and earth make up the perfume. Medium bodied, with round textures and an accessible personality, this will drink best at a young age.

4,801 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Coffee, earth, cassis aromas open up this early drinking crowd pleaser that ends with flavors of kirsch and plums.

Coffee, earth, cassis aromas open up this early drinking crowd pleaser that ends with flavors of kirsch and plums.

4,165 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Soft, lush and plush, this licorice, coffee, vanilla and dark cherry filled wine is a bit on the oaky side. Drink this young as it's not going to develop much more complexity.

Soft, lush and plush, this licorice, coffee, vanilla and dark cherry filled wine is a bit on the oaky side. Drink this young as it's not going to develop much more complexity.

2,338 Views   Tasted
2005
91
Licorice, chocolate, black raspberry and black cherry aromas lead the way to a a rich, ripe, concentrated wine filled with gobs of lush dark berries, black cherries and fennel. From one of the best producers in Fronsac, this bargain priced Bordeaux wine made from a blend of 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Personally, I prefer wines like this on young side. I'd drink it before its 10th birthday.

Licorice, chocolate, black raspberry and black cherry aromas lead the way to a a rich, ripe, concentrated wine filled with gobs of lush dark berries, black cherries and fennel. From one of the best producers in Fronsac, this bargain priced Bordeaux wine made from a blend of 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Personally, I prefer wines like this on young side. I'd drink it before its 10th birthday.

4,610 Views   Tasted