2010 La Dauphine, Fronsac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066995 90-93 points Wine Spectator

 A bright, lively, floral style, with lots of raspberry and cherry fruit. A floral edge hangs on through the long, licorice-filled finish. (Web-2011)

87-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This property, which has been on a qualitative roll, is one of the largest estates in Fronsac, and their wines are both easily found and fairly priced. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2010 cuts a larger, richer, more concentrated swath than usual without losing its elegant, rich, intensely fruity, lush style. A hedonist’s dream, it is a heady red to enjoy over the next 6-10 years.  (5/2011)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep ruby-purple. Pungent, high-toned aromas of red cherry, minerals and flowers. In a delicate, floral style, with bright acids lifting its blackcurrant and red cherry flavors.  (5/2011)

K&L Notes

½*V Good entry. Lively black plum fruit. Very spicy. Trey Beffa says: "Bright, ripe and fresh. Tannins are ripe and integrated." And from Steve Greer: "Fragrant nose, spice and cassis, with a long finish."

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2011 | Send Email
½*V Good entry. Lively black plum fruit. Very spicy.

Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2011 | Send Email
Fragrant nose, spice and cassis, with a long finish.

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2011 | Send Email
Bright, ripe and fresh. Tannins are ripe and integrated.

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