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The Return of 1989 Dauzac! Perfectly Aged Classified Growth from Margaux for Under $100 - 12/17/2017 - Red Bordeaux

While it might be a distant memory now, back in the Fall of 2016, we offered a parcel of the 1989 Dauzac from Margaux. Hailing from a historic vintage and priced under $100, this 5th Growth stunner sold out in a flash. At the time, we had thought that would be the last of it, but as it turns out, our negociant recently secured us another allocation. Needless to say, we took it immediately. Finding perfectly aged Bordeaux under the $100 mark is next to impossible, making this a very rare and unique opportunity. This Cabernet driven blend is drinking beautifully now and will continue to do so for the next five to ten years. Offering a classic Margaux profile, it has a lovely perfume and a delivery that is smooth and sensuous. A huge staff favorite, this 1989 is a genuine crowd-pleaser. If you are on the hunt for a special bottle for the holidays, but don’t want to shell out a bundle, Dauzac is the perfect find.

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1989 Dauzac, Margaux ($99.99)

Wine Spectator: "Not as big as I remember, but delicious. An aromatic '89 of rose petal, berry character. Medium-bodied, with medium-chewy tannins and a medium finish. (JS)" (05/1999)

Staff ImageDavid Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 21, 2016

Love this old-school style with tons of perfumed fruit and deep mineral quality. Extreme elegance and stupendous depth with the tiniest hint of earthy brett. This wine easily bests several more renowned chateaux at multiples of the price.

Staff ImageJacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 19, 2016

Incredibly alive and well, and very impressive as well. Beautiful sweet floral notes on the nose, followed on the palate by appealing notes of leather and truffles and exotics spices. Still have plenty of fruit and life ahead of it.

Staff ImageJeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 17, 2016

From the great '89 vintage and now at the peak of maturity, this is one of the best deals in an older Bordeaux we currently offer. A perfect marriage of youthful fruit and aged character developed slowly over time in bottle. Sweet cherry notes combine with more savory "sous bois" character and hints of exotic spice - sandalwood and cinnamon. Fine tannins, now nearly fully resolved, frame the finish. A lovely, older Margaux that you should enjoy with beef or lamb and plenty of good company.

Staff ImageSteve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 07, 2016

This little known 5th Growth Margaux was a hit at my recent tasting in San Francisco and deserves some respect for being such a great value. The quality of the '89 vintage shines through here and a quarter century of age lands this at perfect maturity. This is elegant, soft and floral with hints of truffle, balsom, cedar, dried flowers and brown sugar drifting through the silky, sweet fruit.

Staff ImageClyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 07, 2016

Old school Margaux wine from the great 1989 vintage for under $100. We tasted it in April and bought all we could find on the spot. If you like old school Bordeaux without all the oak and extract, try this one. Some violets on the nose and palate. A food wine for sure--try it with a piece of prime rib.Update-just tasted it on Sept 5th with famous Bordeaux negociant and we loved it. So sweet up front and a lingering finish. perfect with my duck confit and his salmon.