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Chateau Dassault 2016 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

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4.5/5   (5 Guides)

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Saint-Emilion Classified Growth in 2006

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The 2016 vintage is a very good wine year in Bordeaux, having given birth to a very qualitative harvest. The weather in June was very favorable for a homogeneous flowering and a good start of vine growth. The dry and sunny summer, the slightly cooler nights of August and finally, the beautiful late season of early September were all elements that favored a good maturation of the grapes.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The robe is a beautiful dark red color, adorned with subtle purple highlights.

The nose is particularly complex, with notes of black cherry, wild berries and cedar, enhanced by a touch of garrigue and pepper.

The attack is subtle, revealing a round and fleshy wine, carried by ripe and finely chiseled tannins. It delivers fresh flavors of red berries and menthol, evolving in depth and precision to a long, silky, vibrant finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Chateau Dassault 2016 would pair well with sliced venison with mushrooms, pepper-crusted beef, veal mignon with truffles cooked on a string, smoked suckling lamb or spit-roasted pigeon.

For a match with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier or Salers.

For dessert, finish it off with a praline puff like a Paris-Brest, a pear and caramel cake or a coffee tart.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Chateau Dassault 2016 can still take full advantage of its aging potential and still wait in the cellar. It will reach its peak between 2030 and 2035.

But it can very well be enjoyed today. To do so, take care to open and decant the bottle ideally 3 to 4 hours before tasting, at a room temperature between 15 and 18°C.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 13,5°
Appellation : Saint-Emilion
Vintage : 2016
Color : Red
Classification : Classified Growth (St-Emilion)

This castle was created in 1862, which then brought together three smallholdings: Le Colombier, Pagaud and Couperie. It is this last name which was retained like name of the castle by the owner of this sumptuous time which knew the Classification of 1855.

The castle passed into the hands of different owners until 1955, when it was bought by the famous aircraft manufacturer Marcel Dassault who gave it its name and of which the grandson Laurent is today the manager.

The vineyard covers approximately 25 hectares, the grape variety of which is distributed as follows: 65% Merlot Noir, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon for an average total production over the years of 100,000 bottles, i.e. an average yield per year hectare of 3000 liters.

All the harvest is manual and the wine is aged in new barrels for 90 to 100% from 14 to 18 months depending on the vintage.

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