Chateau Daugay St-Emilion Grand Cru AOC 2005

Article number: Chateau Daugay St-Emilion Grand Cru 2005
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Named for the jays that flock around the hillsides, Château Daugay traces its history back to 1807. Located on a mix of clay and limestone soils at the foot of the southern/southwestern slope of Saint Emilion, in 1920 the vineyard was inherited by Henriette de Bouard, of the de Bouard family which also owns Château Angelus and La Fleur de Bouard in Lalande de Pomerol. (Château Daugay was part of the adjacent Château Angelus until 1985 when it was separated into its own estate.) The 5.5 hectare vineyard of Château Daugay is comprised of 50% merlot, 40% cabernet franc, and 10% cabernet sauvignon with an average vine age of 40 years old. Now its its third generation of family winemakers, the Château celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. This gorgeous 2005 vintage is 50% cabernet franc and 50% merlot, and surprisingly sees no oak at all! Luscious ripe currant and berry tones mingle elegantly with hints of licorice, tobacco, earth, spice, and smoke. An inviting cuvée from a venerable estate, the 2005 is drinking beautifully now. Sustainably grown.

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