Château-Dauzac Margaux 2014
Wine Enthusiast92-94. Barrel Sample. This is a structured wine that's packed with dark tannins. Those tannins give a dry, firm character to the wine. They also deliver power and density, with enough acidity to give promise for the future.
James SucklingThere’s a ripe blackberry note (from the merlot), but the wine remains cool and has serious dry tannins that need a bit of time to resolve. Some power and nice freshness on the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Dauzac continues the upswing in quality at this Margaux estate (as I reported earlier this year when I conducted a vertical at the property). The bouquet is very well defined with wild strawberry, raspberry preserves and cedar notes that seem to blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp acidity, superb structure, and a palpable sense of energy and frisson on the finish. What a superb Margaux—the insider's choice, perhaps?
Wine SpectatorThis delivers an overt beam of blackberry and raspberry confiture flavors, liberally inlaid with anise and warm fruitcake notes. This has good energy to match the cocoa-accented toast that takes over on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024.