Classic margeaux on the nose. Decanted for about 90 minutes prior. Medium to full bodied with violet, currant and red berry upfront, back with black fruit and lost of stone, earth and just a hint of leather. Incredible smoothness and balance throughout. This wine is nearly perfectly at peak showing impressive fruit and balance with full integration. Should stay at this level for another year or two and probably worth drinking during that timeframe as it's showing too well too pass up.
Still appears somewhat young, as tannins are still at play. Took 2+ hours to really open up, with nice evolution on both nose and palate. This wine exhibited red fruits, a floral component, leather, and tobacco. It initially had a tart acidic quality that seemed to soften. Not as structured as the 2009 Dauzac, but still delivers a nice experience. Long finish.
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(Chateau Dauzac) This was expectingly tight but showed great promise. The nose had lots of crushed stones, violets and not much fruit. The palate was soft and juicy with tremendous fruit concentration and purity. Very long. Really well put together wine. I love this vintage. Just that great combo of freshness, depth of fruit and incredible purity.
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