Chateau Dauzac Margaux [Pre-arrival] 2022
VM92-94: The 2022 Dauzac, aged 75% in new oak and 5% amphora, takes time to settle in the glass. In fact, I'd allow it 10-15 minutes of aeration. It eventually offers attractive blackberry and sea spray/estuarine scents, as if a bit of the Gironde fell into the glass. Nothing wrong with that! The palate is medium-bodied with granular tannins and tensile black fruit laced with graphite. It tails off a little toward the finish. Nevertheless, this is a very admirable Margaux in the making. With five to seven years in bottle, it will be doling out a lot of pleasure. - Neal Martin
JD91-93: The deep purple/plum-hued 2022 Château Dauzac is another medium to full-bodied, balanced, elegant Margaux in the vintage that has some smoky background oak, classy notes of darker blue fruits, violets, and chocolate, ripe yet present tannins, and outstanding length. The balance is spot-on here, and it's going to have a lengthy, broad drink window.
JS95-96: Firm and structured with medium body and beautiful dark and blue fruit underneath. Tannins are fine-grained and linear, with some chalky minerality to it. It is seamless and delicate, very attractive and fresh. Long.