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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Chateau Dassault  2005
Chateau Dassault 2005
(search item no. 94827)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Superb presentation. Black robe with a very slight amber-colored meniscus. This wine breathes opulence, richness and density with notes of black fruit, mocha and liquorice. Grandiose on the palate with monumental strength and elegance, and generous, remarkably mellowed tannins. A wonderful wine to lay down and enjoy in several years time!
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Additional wines from Chateau Dassault:

  • 2008 (search item no. 103868)

About Chateau Dassault:

Created in 1862 by Victor Beylot, Château Couperie was purchased in 1955 by Marcel Dassault, who renovated the estate as well as gave his name to it. Château Dassault has been a Grand Cru Classé since 1969. Laurent Dassault currently manages the estate with the same passion and pride as his grandfather.

Since 1995, he and Director Laurence Brun Vergriette have been striving for maximum quality: draining the vineyard, reducing yields, applying pesticide management and trimming the leaves on both sides of the vine. All of this contributes to growing perfectly ripe, healthy grapes. The vat room was fully renovated and grapes are carefully inspected twice on vibrating sorting tables. The grapes from each vineyard are fermented separately, making it possible to fine-tune the final blend.