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Chateau Dassault 2015, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

RM270.40

ABV: 15%
Grape varieties: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critic Reviews

Wine Enthusiasts: 93 Points

Spicy, packed with dark fruit, rich chocolate and pepper, this is a powerful, sumptuous wine. Juicy fruit is beginning to shine through this generous exterior, promising a good potential and the likelihood the wine will be ready to drink from 2023.

James Suckling: 93-94 Points

Decanter:  95 Points
An estate in full expansion over the past five years. This is powerful, intense, rich, ripe and high in alcohol, but it has excellent balance, and the silky-soft tannins manage to accompany the smoked oak step by step. It needs time, but is elegant and well-extracted. For me, this is the truly accomplished modern face of St. Emilion.

Wine Spectator: 93 Points
This flirts with the exotic, showing blueberry, loganberry and açaí berry flavors backed by dark, slightly briary notes. Not shy with its toast, but the finish is polished and integrated.

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Description

THE ESTATE
Situation: on the northern slopes of Saint-Emilion
Soils: ancient siliceous and siliceous limestone sand
Area: 29 Ha (71 acres)
Average age of vines: 35 years
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

PRODUCTION IN 2013
Surface area harvested: 19.5 Ha
Grape varieties: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvesting: from 8 october to 17 october
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT
Pruning: double guyot, debuddling
Leaf removal: by hand, on both sides of rows
Green harvesting: if necessary
WINEMAKING PROCESS & AGEING
Winemaking: in small concrete vats with
internal temperature control
Malolactic fermentation in new barrels
Ageing: 85% in new barrels – 15% in oneyear-old barrels
Ageing period: 14 to 18 months depending plots
PRODUCTION / COMMERCIALISATION Yield 2013: 17 HL/ha
Château Dassault 2013: 38,000 bottles (estimate)
D de dassault 2012: 17,000 bottles (estimate)

 

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