torsdag 7. mai 2015

Château Dassault

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

2018 Château Dassault
MAR 19 Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, floral, highly scented nose, detailed and layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, spices, elegant texture, some red fruits in the core, long. 91-93

2017 Château Dassault
Non made due to frost.

2016 Château Dassault
MAY 19 Ruby. Blueberries, spices, liquorice and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, dark fruity, quite rich, dense, spices, long finish. Bit of a ball at this stage. 93

2016 Château Dassault
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, spices, ripe, rich, intense nose, deep. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, big and intense, sweet dark fruits, long. 93-95

2015 Château Dassault
APR 16 Ruby. Dark berries, ripe, intense, red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and red fruits, vanilla, elegant. The freshest Dassault in years. 92-94

2014 Château Dassault
APR 15 Ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, dark fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh for Dassault, ripe, sweet dark fruits, long. 89-91

2013 Château Dassault
APR 14 Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries, vanilla and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively for Dassault, lovely fruit.
Good length. 89-91
2012 Château Dassault
APR 13 Deep ruby. Scented, sweet and ripe nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, alcohol showing on the palate and finish. 85-87

2011 Château Dassault
APR 16 Black. Oak, vanilla and sweet fruits. Ripe, rich and ungainly palate, overdone and exaggerated all the way. 85

2010 Château Dassault
APR 10 Ruby. Purple, sweet lean, alcoholic, out of balance, alcoholic finish. 79-81

2009 Château Dassault
NOV 13 Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, sweet nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, extracted, sweet and ripe, fruity, intense and massive.
Will probably impress some. 91
2008 Château Dassault
AUG 13 Ruby. Fruity and fairly nuanced nose for the often extracted Dassault. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries and vanilla palate, good length. 89

2007 Château Dassault
NOV 11 Ruby. Dark fruits and vanilla nose. Slightly extracted, more elegant finish. 87

2004 Château Dassault
NOV 12 Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, spices, chocolate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, firm palate, robust texture, needs time, will the fruit carry it? 88

2004 Château Dassault
MAY 11 Ruby, fruity, starting to show some development, very elegant, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, nice balance and texture, long finish. 90

2000 Château Dassault
JUN 11 Deep ruby, extracted, yet dusty feel to it, fresher palate, nice acidity and body, but short. 85

1999 Château Dassault
APR 19 Double magnum. Ruby, garnet rim. Figs, dates, anise, blueberries nose, maturing, some tobacco and chocolate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, dates and light minerals, gentle texture, quite mature now, smooth. Good length. 89

1996 Château Dassault
JUN 17 Earthy, figs, mature nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, rounded. 87

1986 Château Dassault
APR 16 Ruby, garnet rim. Dried fruits, some spices, chocolate and raisins nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, dried fruits, leaner finish, fairly elegant, good length. 88

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