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Château de la Dauphine

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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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2017 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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.

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2016 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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!

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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.

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2015 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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.

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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

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2014 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 88

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 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 87

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

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2012 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 90

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

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2011 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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

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2010 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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

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2009 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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.

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2008 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 88

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

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2006 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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.

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2005 Château de la Dauphine  (Fronsac) 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.

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