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CHATEAU DE LA DAUPHINE Canon Fronsac 2013 Bottle/nc ORG (los)

Useful Bottle Information

  • ABV 13.5%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region France - Bordeaux
  • Wine Styles Full Bodied
  • Grape Variety Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Bottle Description

This Fronsac property, splendidly situated on slopes overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and Isle rivers, dates back to the 17th century, and was in the Olivier family for over 300 hundred years. The family finally relinquished it in 1985, selling to Christian Moueix, but its fortunes really changed once it was purchased by successful supermarket man Jean Halley in 2000. Under Jean’s skilled leadership, the property underwent a total makeover and much investment, and since his death in 2011 his son Guillaume has continued his good work. There are now 40 hectares under vine, one of the largest in Libourne, a result in part of the fact that Jean had merged La Dauphine with three other properties, Canon de Brem, La Croix Canon and Canon Moueix. La Dauphine is a blend of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.
Robert Parker 85-87 points: "This relatively good Fronsac has notes of mulberry and cranberry fruit, wet rocks and floral notes, a good introductory mouthfeel, with texture, flesh and ripe fruit, but it narrows out in the finish. The acidity is obvious, but the tannins are not." Drinking NOW.

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CHATEAU DE LA DAUPHINE Canon Fronsac 2013 Bottle/nc ORG (los)

Our price: £18.95

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