Chateau Dassault 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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James Suckling
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Robert Parker
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Wine Spectator
SKU
DSEG201810 UCAU
$112.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$112.00 Per item
The Grand Vin of the estate, the Château Dassault 2018 expresses all the typicality of a Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Émilion. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dassault has pronounced scents of baked red and black plums, fruitcake and raspberry coulis with touches of fallen leaves, Chinese five spice and menthol. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a wonderfully velvety texture and plenty of freshness lifting the hedonic fruit to a long, spicy finish. - Robert Parker
The Grand Vin of the estate, the Château Dassault 2018 expresses all the typicality of a Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Émilion. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dassault has pronounced scents of baked red and black plums, fruitcake and raspberry coulis with touches of fallen leaves, Chinese five spice and menthol. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a wonderfully velvety texture and plenty of freshness lifting the hedonic fruit to a long, spicy finish. - Robert Parker

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Suckling

Blackberries, dark cherries and blueberries with some earthy notes. Spice and cigar-box, too. Full-bodied with a savory texture and firm tannins. Clove and crushed-stone undertones. Clean, flavorful finish with length. Try after 2024.

93 / 100

Robert Parker

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dassault has pronounced scents of baked red and black plums, fruitcake and raspberry coulis with touches of fallen leaves, Chinese five spice and menthol. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a wonderfully velvety texture and plenty of freshness lifting the hedonic fruit to a long, spicy finish.

90 / 100

Wine Spectator

Open in feel, with friendly plum and cherry compote notes. A melted licorice accent coats the finish. Still frankly primal, this delivers fun fruit but remains short on detail.