2001 La Dauphine, Fronsac

SKU #1063672

According to Robert Parker: "Enjoying a new owner as well as a new style, La Dauphine is now owned by Jean Halley, who also recently purchased Canon-de-Brem. Halley has produced an opulent, attractive, plump, seductive 2001 possessing a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a sweet perfume of raspberries and blackberries, a fleshy mid-section, and a sexy finish. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years." (06/04) According to the Wine Spectator: "A clean and fruity wine with just the right amount of spice. Medium body. Fine tannins. A good showing for the vintage. Best after 2005."

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/9/2011  | Send Email
A winery to watch from one of the super value communes in Bordeaux. I give the 2001 91 points for its richness and balance. It's opulent and seductive, possessing a sweet perfume of raspberries and blackberries, a fleshy mid-section and a sexy finish.

 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 3/10/2012 
Gorgeous saturated ruby in the glass with hardly any fade at the rim. The nose is opulent & round with blackberry, cassis, minerals & spice. Lots of dusty blackberry, earthy minerals & gentle acids to balance the fruit. The tannins are soft & integrated. This would not appeal to New World enthusiasts but I sure will enjoy this bottle.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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