2011 Dassault



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Average critic rating : 88.58 points

90

90

This estate has been producing fine wines over recent years. Their most recent effort, the medium-bodied 2011, is a plump, forward, precociously-styled wine with a dark plum/ruby/purple color, a big sweet bouquet of black raspberries, spring flowers and currants, and a stunningly seductive style. Drink it over the next decade. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

90-92

90-92

The Dassault is a blend of 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between the 26th September (with one plot of young vines) and then from the beginning of October and finished on the 8th October. It was a slow harvest, where they used an optical sorting machine. It has a lifted nose of black cherries and cassis fruit, the new oak quite noticeable with exotic aromas developing with time. The palate is full-bodied with toasty, ripe tannins. It has good depth and structure with fresh, modern Saint Emilion finish that has admirable focus and length. This should be a very fine Saint Emilion that may merit a higher mark after bottling. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

87-88

87-88

Tastes very ripe, almost late harvest with raisin and spice character. Full body, with juicy tannins. A little rustic. But like it. jamessuckling.com

14.5

14.5

Overripe jammy black fruit, though quite floral too. Tough and sticks your mouth together. Tannins strangling this wine. Obdurate and dry. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

16

16

Good effort from this consistent estate. Rich, Dundee cake aroma. Ripe and layered on the palate but with lift and freshness. Modern but restrained. Drink 2017-2026. Decanter.com

87-89

87-89

As of 2010, the wine has begun to see malolactic in barrel and is aged in 100% new oak. With an assemblage of 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with spice and red berries, has a medium body and ends with a slight dry sensation with kirsch and black raspberry. theWineCellarInsider.com



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