2015 Dalem



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£155.00

Average critic rating : 91.0 points

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89-91

One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Dalem is ample, succulent and absolutely delicious. Dark red cherry, plum, mint and licorice are all pushed forward. The 2015 is a delectable, joyous wine to drink now and over the next handful of years, while the fruit remains plump and juicy, but there is plenty of underlying structure as well. The blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Above all else, the Dalem should be a superb value. Proprietor Brigitte Rullier and consulting winemaker Christian Veyry have done a terrific job. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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91-93

The 2015 Château Dalem is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that matured in 50% new oak. It has a very refined and energetic bouquet, beautiful floral scents filtering through the black cherry and red plum fruit, the oak well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, a sense of symmetry and focus here with a lilting, delicious, tensile finish. What a great Fronsac wine this will be. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

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92-93

Gorgeous fruit here with balance and beauty. Full body, wonderful polished tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

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90-93

A well-built version, with a bolt of chalk down the middle supporting the core of black currant and bitter plum fruit. There’s ample grip and really solid energy throughout. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

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Blackcurrant and coffee with a great deal of furry tannic grip on the palate. Clearly made to age, and isn’t as sleek as many 2015s. Finishes with an aromatic smoke character. Strong, potent. (RH) Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2020-2030



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Dalem 2015
+£13.23     (+9.12%) Latest price:  £158.23
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