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2014 La Dauphine

La Dauphine

92Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

The 2014 La Dauphine was a bit of a minx when I tasted it out of barrel, some bottles showing overripe character and others much fresher. Therefore, I did not score it and crossed my fingers. Well, I am glad I ignored those misfiring bottles, because it has blossomed into a fine Fronsac. It offers attractive blackberry, wild strawberry, dried apricot and crushed violets scents on the nose that seem to build in intensity but wisely never go over the top. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, plenty of red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit; lovely balance with a supple and detailed finish that has superb mineralite. Check out this great Fronsac wine. It's a little gem. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 92/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 12 Marketplace£134.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£14.00
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