2016 DAOU MAYOTE FUTURES
The DAOU Estate Mayote is always one of our most highly anticipated wines. Each year, the next vintage is essentially sold out upon release due to high demand and limited production. With this in mind, we created our DAOU Estate Mayote Futures Program to reward our most ardent followers with the opportunity to secure an advance allocation.
Mayote was the nickname of family matriarch Marie Daou. She always encouraged the Daou brothers to dream big, setting them on a course that would ultimately lead them to DAOU Mountain. As a blend of Bordeaux and Rhône varieties, Mayote exhibits a unique balance of strength and gracefulness—just like the woman for whom it is named. The 2016 vintage offers long, layered flavors of blackberry, cassis, graphite and licorice with exquisitely integrated tannins. While this wine promises to be approachable in its youth, it will also mature beautifully in the bottle for years to come.
Rated 95-97 points out of the barrel by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate