Château Dauzac 2011 Margaux 5th Grand Cru Classé

Château Dauzac is one of the oldest estates in Médoc, with vines first planted since the 12th century! Its reputation has been going through the roof over the past few years following heavy investments in the winery and in the vines, leading to a growing quality. The 2011 offers a classy nose of red fruit (raspberry, cherry), violet and cedar. Palate is very elegant, supported by a beautiful structure, spicy tannins and a fresh finish. A superb bottle that will also carry on ageing beautifully if you are a bit patient.




This wine is out of stock

£ 49.90 tax incl.

Bottle.pngWine CharacteristicsGlass.pngWhen & how to drink?Bordeaux
Château Dauzac
5th Grand Cru Classé
Dry Red wine
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
35% Merlot
from now to 2028
2 hours before serving, ideally decanted
Braised red meat, mature cheese.
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuff
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Clay and limestone
40 hectares
35 years old
18 months in oak barrels, over 50% new oak
 ComplexityFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say

87/100 "The 2011 Château Dauzac, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, is actually not dissimilar to the 2010, albeit with less intensity and drive. This is nicely detailed and it gradually unveils attractive blackberry and subtle violet scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is satisfactory weight here for a 2011, perhaps not the finesse or mineralité of the previous vintage, but there is appreciable length on the lightly spiced finish. Enjoy this over the next 15 years."

88/100 "Polished and approachable, with plum and blackberry confiture notes that give way to a rounded, lightly toasted, licorice-tinged finish, A flash of mesquite lends just enough grip at the very end. Best from 2015 through 2020."


91/100 "There is an austere, serious edge to this wine, with its dark tannins and fine black-currant acidity. It is very structured and likely to age well. Drink from 2017."


1* - Very well-made wine






Related Products

£ 12.90

Château Fourcas Dupré's "Number 2" is a great Bordeaux for your home meals. Made from vines coming from specific parcels of the estate, it compares very well to many well-made Médoc wines. Just open it and enjoy its yummy flavours of red berriesand raspberry. Not overcomplicated but simply a really, really good value Bordeaux here, offering a lot of...

£ 22.00

With similar proportion of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon coming from very various soils, Château Fourcas Dupré has made the most of the brillant 2010 vintage. Round and fruity, aromas of red cherry and raspberry on the nose, structure and spices on the palate... It shows a good complexity for this price range, thanks to oak barrels. Fourcas Dupré is...

£ 15.30

This bottle is not exactly a second wine, but a cuvée coming from parcels located in the Haut-Médoc appellation and elaborated in the winery of the Château by the same team. No wonder to see good quality here, with a fruity and expressive red wine. This wine truly stood out during our tasting including over 20 similar Haut-Médoc. Perfect if you are...

£ 37.00

Château Haut-Bages Libéral is a 5th classified growth from Pauillac, offering an extremely good value. Half of the vineyard is situated right next to Château Latour, and the other half is just behind Château Pichon Baron! This family estate has been able to maintain a steady quality thanks to heavy investments over the past decade or so. You will surely...

Add to my basket
£ 18.60

The second wine from Château Tour de Pez is actually pretty close to its older brother in terms of quality. Elaborated with younger vines of the property (25 vs 35 years old) and also aged in oak barrels for 12 months, it still shows a very nice complexity. You will love its fruit flavours and the aromatic, expressive finish. Great catch for a...

Add to my basket
£ 24.90

Château Tour de Pez is a classic and elegant Cru Bourgeois, widely praised by Bordeaux lovers. Unlike most Saint-Estèphe wines, over half of the estate is planted with Merlot - ensuring smooth tannins, minty aromas and a round structure. The majority of Merlot in this blend makes it ready to drink earlier than its peers from the appellation. Really worth...

£ 26.80

Labastide, the second wine of Château Dauzac, is made from younger vines of the domain. This bottle is true silk, offering tasty notes of red fruit, blackberry, grilled nuts and a hint of vanilla. Wood and tannins are well integrated into the wine, giving a supple and feminine finish. 5 years down the line, we are now entering the most perfect drinking...

£ 42.00

Pagodes is widely seen as one of the second wines having the closest quality to its big brother's. This 2011 is just impressive, and is now at the beginning of its drinking window. You will love its strong black fruit flavours with complex notes of cedar and sweet spices, but also its balanced structure and the smooth, long finish. Absolutely superb for...

Add to my basket
£ 135.00

For many Bordeaux connoisseurs, Cos d'Estournel is simply the number one Saint-Estèphe. Probably the greatest success in the region for that vintage, the 2012 is a big, full-bodied and aromatic red. Displaying wonderful aromas of blackcurrant, spices and cinnamon, you will not come across many wines with such concentration and power - and with such a long...

Add to my basket