1997 Château Dauzac, France, Bordeaux, Margaux, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1997
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B

Ruby in color.  The nose is a bit old.  Lighter with cherries, tobacco, dried fruits. bell pepper and slight celery.  On the palate, this is tart and dried cherries.  A bit of a bell pepper streak.  Still drinking ok but getting a bit long in the tooth.  Probably better ten years ago.  

2015 Château Giscours, France, Bordeaux, Margaux, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Purple in color.  The nose is dusty and warm.  With air, it opens to show cassis and some tobacco.  On the palate, this is medium bodied.  Black cherry fruit.  Light tannins.  Juicy acidity.  At $80, this will hopefully be better with some cellaring.  Not a lot of value at the moment, but it is a very pleasurable wine that is good with food.  

2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla, France, Margaux, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Purple in color.  The nose is very tight at first.  Eventually, it opens with a perfumed nose of cassis, slight menthol and cigar notes.  On the palate, this is very tannic.  Boysenberries with some earthiness.  Nice finish.  This kept improving all night.  It is an expensive wine at $130.  There is no reason to open this for at least a decade to justify the price.  The potential is there but it will take time.  

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