2010 Ch. La Dauphine, Fronsac

2010 Ch. La Dauphine, Fronsac

Red, Ready, but will keep   Red | Ready, but will keep | Ch. La Dauphine | Code: 25368 | 2010 | France > Bordeaux > Fronsac | Merlot/Cabernet Franc | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.5 % alcohol


Bottle £24.50

Case price (12) £264.00

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Bottle 12 x 75cl



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Scores and Reviews

WA - Ch. La Dauphine, which has been on a qualitative roll, is one of the largest estates in Fronsac, and their wines are both easily found and fairly priced. An attractive cranberry and mulberry-like fruitiness with hints of underbrush and damp earth permeates this medium-bodied, stylish, mid-weight wine. Dark ruby, it is soft enough to be consumed over the next 5-6 years, but seems to have adequate stuffing to possibly last longer.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013

The Story

Ch. La Dauphine


Ch. La Dauphine

Ch. La Dauphine is one of the largest estates in Fronsac, and their wines are forward, approachable and well-priced. The château was built between 1744 and 1750 by Jean-Baptiste de Richon, lawyer to the Paris parliament in the Duchy of Fronsac.

Princess Maria-Josepha of Saxony, the Dauphine of France, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France and mother of the last kings of France including Louis XVI, spent several days at the château soon after it was built. Her visit contributed to the development of the property’s reputation. In 1985 François-Régis Marcetteau de Brem, the last descendant of the Olivier family, sold La Dauphine to the Moueix family of Libourne (Pétrus, Châteaux Trotanoy and Magdeleine). Jean Halley acquired the Château from the Moueix family in 2000.

The southerly exposed vineyard in Fronsac, 40 hectares total, takes the form of an amphitheatre, with a 60 metre height difference separating the highest and lowest parcels. The vinification, overseen by Michel Rolland, takes place in concrete vats and stainless steel tanks. The wines mature in separate batches in oak for 12 months (1/3 of new barrels). The typical blend is 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc.


Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Merlot/Cabernet Franc



Fronsac and its premium wine sub-appellation Canon-Fronsac lie in a serene landscape on the northern banks of the Dordogne, to the east of Libourne. Due to its proximity to that town and, thus, the presence of the major houses of Pomerol (most notably Jean-Pierre Moueix), the wines are considered to offer a good-value alternative to that appellation. In fact, in terms of style, the wines probably have more in common with St Émilion, having a fresh, crisp-fruit profile from clay and limestone soils, dominated by Merlot.

Only about half a million cases are produced in Fronsac, with Canon-Fronsac, from vineyards only around the villages of Fronsac and St Michel de Fronsac, contributing a further 150,000 cases. J-P Moueix owns or manages several properties in the region, the renowned oenologist Michel Rolland owns Ch. Fontenil, and Ch. du Gaby is also highly recommended.

Recommended Châteaux : Ch. Fontenil, Ch. du Gaby, Ch. Canon

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