Château de La Dauphine 2018
- James Suckling – (92 – 93 pt)
A tangy and energetic sense to this Fronsac with dark berries, wet earth and a mineral undertone. Medium-bodied, focused and real.
- Wine Advocate – Lisa Perrotti-Brown (88-90 pt )
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 de la Dauphine delivers notes of fruitcake, plum pudding and Chinese five spice with touches of prunes, tobacco and dusty soil. Full-bodied, with a firm, chewy backbone and plenty of expressive berry preserves and spicy layers, it finishes earthy.
- Decanter – Jane Anson (93 pt )
A delicious wine that has been well handled comprising vibrant fruits with brambles and hedgerows keeping things on the right side of slick. A good job done here with the estate retaining biodynamics even through a tough vintage. The harvest took place between 21 September 21 and 15 October. Consultant Michel Rolland and Julien Viaud. 30% new oak was used. A yield of 35hl/ha