JS92 Blackberry, blackcurrant, and dark-chocolate aromas follow through to a medium to full body, with firm, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Needs two or three years to soften…
DEC92 Enjoyable, well-brushed tannins. There is clear power here, real tension through the palate and lovely deep black pepper spice. Impressive and ready to approach within the next few years.
Estate Notes: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot. Gravity-flow cellar to supply fermenting room; vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. Cold pre-fermentation maceration, wooden vats with a transparent dual stave for controlling fermentation. Aged 12 months in barrels with racking. Fine and sandy gravelly hilltops, organic fertilizer, average vine age of 35-40 year old.
Aurore de Dauzac is a single vineyard located on the far eastern side of the Dauzac estate, where the sun rises. In 1670, this plot had already been described as the “rising sun vines” (Aurore means dawn in French) and today it produces a fresh wine with intense fruitiness.