A wonderful gourmet feel here, with a lovely balance of succulent black damson fruits and a grilled almond oak finessing. It has good tannic hold and is skilfully put together, although the fruit again betrays the slightly savoury, spicy edge that shortens the finish. A fully vegan wine since 2016.
This builds on the palate with medium to full body, lots of dark fruits and a full tannins that drive the finish. Shows energy and length. Precise and transparent. Could be better than 2016?
The 2017 Dauzac was picked from 17 September and finished at the end of the month. Matured in 65% new oak it has a surprisingly intense black cherry, blueberry and violet, a vivacious bouquet that I hope is in situ once this is bottled. The palate is medium-bodied with dense black fruit, wild strawberry, quite grippy in the mouth with a structured but elegant finish. Don't under-estimate this Margaux because under Laurent Fortin the team produced a delightful Margaux.