Château de La Dauphine gets 3 great new reviews for 2014 vintage.
Neal Martin :
The 2014 La Dauphine was a bit of a minx when I tasted it out of barrel, some bottles showing overripe character and others much fresher. Therefore, I did not score it and crossed my fingers. Well, I am glad I ignored those misfiring bottles, because it has blossomed into a fine Fronsac. It offers attractive blackberry, wild strawberry, dried apricot and crushed violets scents on the nose that seem to build in intensity but wisely never go over the top. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, plenty of red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit; lovely balance with a supple and detailed finish that has superb mineralité. Check out this great Fronsac wine. It’s a little gem.
James Suckling :
Very floral with hot stones ans spearmint undertones. Full-bodied, silky and juicy with orange peel and spices. Very intense young wine. Better in 2020 but already fascinating to taste. Fantastic wine frome here.
Antonio Galloni pour VINOUS :
The 2014 La Dauphine has turned out to be soft, delicate and nicely perfumed, although perhaps a touch less boisterous than it was from barrel. Sweet red cherry, mint, wild flowers and tobacco grace the palate. This is an especially ripe, racy Fronsac, but there is good aromatic lift as well. Drink it over the next few years.