Château Destieux is an 8-hectare domain located at the second highest point of Saint-Emilion. From the top of its plateau, it overlooks the whole vineyard. The domain is owned by the Dauriac family. Advised by Michel Rolland, it is a very interesting Saint-Emilion, especially in great vintages like 2005 or 2010.
About the cuvée
Still very strongly-coloured, full-bodied and tannic, these wines offer an elegant structure and develop very rich, fruity aromas. They have a good potential to improve with age.
The best vintages for Château Destieux :
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1949
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