Chateau Dauzac can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Dauzac is usually better with at least 7-9 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Dauzac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10′-18 years of age after the vintage.