Château de La Dauphine, Fronsac 2010


  • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Drink: 2016-30


Chateau de la Dauphine

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Château de La Dauphine, Fronsac 2010

Rating: 18/20pts
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Château de La Dauphine: 6,300 vines/ha
Lovely deep red with carmine rim. Very fine, robustly fruity nose with elegance and class to the fore, impressive ripeness in a restrained style, retaining florality and red fruits, still powerful and young with admirable structure, depth and everything in place for an assured future.
Stockist: £14 Fine & Rare
Drink 2016-30
Alc 14.5%

Taster: Steven Spurrier