TN: Chateau Dauzac 1983

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TN: Chateau Dauzac 1983

#1 Post by Joshua Kates » November 10th, 2019, 11:24 am

  • 1983 Château Dauzac - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (11/10/2019)
    Durand n' pour-cork comes out whole.
    Relatively dark for its age; initially redder fruited, some forest floor, finish rather short. With air became more plummy, mineral, showing what I took to be a little more Margaux character, with a bit more of a sustained finish, including some nice mushroomy notes. Good balance; might have thought Pomerol and I suspect there is a fair amount of Merlot here. Not a mind (or palate) blowing wine, but lovely for what it is and its ability to so gracefully weather time. (88 pts.)
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#2 Post by Rudi Finkler » November 11th, 2019, 9:19 am

Interesting note, thanks Joshua! The first good Dauzac I can remember was the 1990 and the first and only excellent the 1999. Unfortunately, their 2001 was a disappointment.
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#3 Post by Craig G » November 11th, 2019, 9:29 am

The only one I’ve had is the 1995 which is atypically friendly for a 1995 Medoc. I believe the blend is 60% CS / 40% Merlot but my bottles have also shown very distinctive Merlot character.
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#4 Post by Julian Marshall » November 11th, 2019, 11:13 am

Nice to see the old label again! Good to read that the 83 is still holding up well. I've always enjoyed Dauzac, of which the first I had was the 82, but I think my favourite surprisingly perhaps was the 98.

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Re: TN: Chateau Dauzac 1983

#5 Post by Joshua Kates » November 11th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Julian Marshall wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 11:13 am
Nice to see the old label again! Good to read that the 83 is still holding up well. I've always enjoyed Dauzac, of which the first I had was the 82, but I think my favourite surprisingly perhaps was the 98.
I'll have to keep an eye out for a 98. It shouldn't be too hard to find. I came by these by happenstance. Interesting that Rudi liked the 99 and Craig the '95--maybe there were doing something especially right in the late 90's?
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