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Château Dalem 2016

Fronsac AOC

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  • 92pts, James Suckling, 2017

Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's most underrated regions, producing wines of character and depth, and always good value. From its finest estate, perched high on a hill, this 94-point 2016 has superb fruity depth, chocolaty spice and texture. A top buy.

Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's most underrated regions, producing wines of character and depth, and always good value. From its finest estate, perched high on a hill, this 94-point 2016 has superb fruity depth, chocolaty spice and texture. A top buy.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Velvety texture, with freshness and round tannins, intense fruit

Aroma

Black forest gateau, baked plums, chocolatey spice, earthy

Château Dalem 2016

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  • 13.5% ABV
  • 10.13 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2030

Fronsac's fine Château Dalem perches high on a hill, surrounded by its 14 hectares of sloping vineyards. It's an historic estate, with records dating back to 1610, which stayed in the same family until 1955. Michel Rullier then became owner and today it's run with great success by his descendant Brigitte Rullier-Loussert. Its vineyards are nearly all planted to Merlot, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc, and tended with meticulous care. As you can tell from its critic's score of 94 Points (JS) and 92 from Wine Advocate, it is a much admired claret and one that ages too. Now with six years' maturity it's drinking well, "full-bodied, fabulous freshness and harmony" were a few of WA's words. A wine with real depth. Great to cellar too.

"Warm black cherries, chocolate mint and baked black plums, hints of star anise, garrigue and cedar" Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Advocate
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