Chateau Dalem 2016 Bordeaux
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc | Alc: 14.0%
Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
Dalem 2016 Bordeaux – This magnificent 18th century chateau, overlooking the Isle valley, stands out proudly, facing Pomerol and the Saint-Emilion limestone hillsides. The property is at the heart of an estate that was itself established in 1610.
“There’s purity and focus to this Fronsac with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise and pretty. A blend of 90 per cent merlot and ten per cent cabernet franc. Drink from 2022.” 94 Pts – James Suckling
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Dalem (blended of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) leaps from the glass with notions of warm black cherries, chocolate mint and baked black plums plus hints of star anise, garrigue and cedar chest. Full-bodied yet possessing fantastic freshness and harmony on the palate, it has wonderfully vibrant fruit and a ripe, grainy frame, finishing with a compelling lift.” 92+ Pts – The Wine Advocate
“This has a good sappy feel to the kirsch and plum fruit flavors, which meld easily into a mix of licorice, fruitcake and tobacco notes on the well-toasted finish. Rather forward overall.” 90 Pts – Wine Spectator
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