Chateau Dauzac

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  • Tuesday 14 July 2009

Château Dauzac
33460 Labarde

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 88 32 10



Visits: By appointment only

Details: Margaux, 5ème cru classé, 40ha, gravelly

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot Noir 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%


In the far south of the appellation, and like several other Médoc vineyards, Dauzac harbours a celtic flavour. Irish first, since Thomas Michael Lynch in the mid-1700s expanded the single-plot to more or less its modern proportions. Then the Scot Nathanial Johnston, big on wine shipping and cellaring and with interests in Latour and Ducru-Beaucaillou. But just as quality was rising, downy mildew struck. No sooner was that sorted (the famed copper sulphate treatment being first tried out here) than war and recession brought a new downturn. In the 1980s Moroccan buyer Felix Châtelier found the way back - a new cuvier, replanting, renovation of the cellars. In 1988, French insurance group MAIF took over, shrewdly engaging André Lurton as manager four years later.


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