Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Tasted at the vertical retrospective at the property. The 2010 Château Dauzac, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, has a well-defined, precise bouquet with blackcurrant, cedar and just a touch of brown sugar. I find more Margaux expression here than on the 2009. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, very well balanced with more finesse than the 2009. There is so much to like about the 2010, less austere than many of its peers, precise with a tender, silky finish. This is excellent and it has the capacity to age for 15 to 20 years without too much problem. Tasted June 2015.