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Community Tasting Notes (39) Avg Score: 89.3 points

  • Same notes as before. Loved this stuff and wish I had more.

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  • Pop & pour, no decant. Upon opening, the wine was closed, with tight tannins and a whiff of funk, which blew off quickly. The wine started to open after about 15 minutes and evolved throughout the meal. Nose of cedar, red fruit, and wet steel. Weighty mouthfeel, moderately extracted red fruit, medium tannins, fairly long finish. Nicely balanced between acid & tannins. As others have mentioned, this wine reflects a "modern" Bordeaux style, i.e. at the midpoint between a classic Bordeaux and a California cab. I thought it was nicely done - the fruit was not over the top like so many Cali cabs, but wasn't all cedar & no fruit like some traditional Bordeaux. I would say the wine is fully ready to drink with several years ahead of it. But I wouldn't wait - time to get started on your bottles.

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  • Aerated with a Venturi, served with a spicy-marinated trip-tip. Good Bordeaux for a CA wine lover (e.g. my wife), yet did have some sense of place, midway between Bordeaux and CA. Mid-Dark purple color, fruit nose with some minerality, sweet fruit on palate with hint of earthiness. Med-length finish. Great accompaniment to the trip-tip & brie to follow.

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  • The cork completely fell apart during extraction. Primary, dark purple color. Ebullient aromas of dark chocolate and spice. Broad shouldered. Lux, raspberry coulis center wrapped in dark chocolate with a coffee finish. Tangy, light tannins. Savory and really long finish. This was superb. Stylish. Modern. The best is yet to come. 92

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  • Tight at the moment. Try again in 2017.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16+ points

    (Chateau Dassault St Emilion) Dark and sweet fruit here, rather confected at the edge, with a cola-like quality to it. A little herbal too. It starts off quite cool on the palate, broadening out and fattening up a little, but always displaying a shell of fruit rather than a fuller substance. Plenty of good tannin, and the fruit character is appealing, with a very dark, style. It has a little balsamic edge to it as well. There are certainly some good characteristics here, but some elements do detract.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (Château Dassault) Dark red violet color; blackberry and berry nose; tasty, berry, tart blackberry palate with slight menthol quality; medium finish (85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2012, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5 points

    (Château Dassault (St Emilion)) Attractive warm-vintage notes of roasted fruits and liquorice on the nose here, so there is certainly some appeal here. The palate carries on in the same vein, as it still possesses an impressive density and texture that fills out the mouth, and yet this comes with a mix of evolving dark fruit character, sweet tea leaf, liquorice, rose petal and oyster shell nuances. There is also plenty of grip underneath the fruit here, lots of substance and structure, and fresh acidity too. A wine still in its brawny youth, with more to give. Leave it alone if you have any.

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