2014 Fronsac from Bordeaux.
The 2014 Fronsac La Dauphine is brilliant and reproduces the characteristics of the sunny vintage (incredible Indian summer on the wine regions of Bordeaux). This wine of Chateau de La Dauphine displays an inky, dense red colour with blue highlights. The rich and scrumptious nose gives off juicy, fleshy black fruits, followed by some unique blue cedar expressions on swirling. The attack is bold on the palate. The latter then offers an elegant tannic structure whose tannins are creamy, almost thick, leaving a pleasant silky sensation on the palate. The finish is fruity and persistent. This wine is a quality Fronsac.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château La Dauphine 2014 has a lot of richness on the nose, with red cherries and creme de cassis, a big and bold style of Fronsac. The palate is chewy and dense, grippy in the mouth with bold, assertive, sweet figgy fruit. One sample was difficult to asses, another showed more freshness on the finish. It feels quite assertive but has little in the way of finesse. Hopefully it will mellow by the time of bottling. Tasted on four separate occasions.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU DE LA DAUPHINE 33126 FRONSAC FRANCE|
|Producer||Château de La Dauphine|
- R. Gabriel : 15
- J. Robinson : 15,5
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Franc