Chateau Dauzac Margaux 2016
JS94: "Blackberry, blueberry and sweet-tobacco aromas. Full-bodied, dense and layered with ripe tannins and a chewy yet polished, tannic finish. A young Bordeaux with plenty of structure and focus. A blend of 71 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 29 per cent merlot. Try after 2022." - James Suckling
NM92: "The 2016 Dauzac has a crisp, pencil-box-scented bouquet that is very elegant and quite Pauillac-like in style. The palate is well structured with good grip, that graphite note continuing on from the nose to the fresh, elegant finish. Estate manager Laurent Fortin is doing a sterling job at this Margaux estate, and this comes recommended." - Neal Martin
WA90-92: "The 2016 Dauzac is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot picked at 45 hectoliters per hectare, picked 13 September and over the next 21 days, which is the longest ever at the property according to estate manager Laurent Fortin. The bouquet is tightly wound at first, then gently unfolds to reveal blackberry, briary, pressed flowers and light minty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin on the entry, quite firm in the mouth at first, but there is plenty of fresh, predominantly black fruit locked into this Margaux. It is taut and linear with a grippy finish. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015, perhaps without the same flair as the previous vintage, but I am certain that it will 'loosen its tie' during élevage."