2017 Dalem

Dalem

91Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£162.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

This is so solid and beautiful with a delicious core of ripe fruit of dark berries and currants. Some chocolate. Medium body, silky tannins and a fresh finish.

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

The 2017 Dalem felt somewhat reduced on the nose making it difficult to read although a second showing towards the end of my tastings revealed an engaging floral bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, sweet and plush in the mouth with blueberry, vanilla extract and cassis towards the velvety finish that fortunately does not push too hard. This is a well- crafted Fronsac from Brigitte Rullier-Loussert.

Score: 90-92/Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022 - 2038

The probable blend of the 2017 Dalem is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has expressive, opulent notes of preserved plums, blackberry pie and Indian spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of wonderfully pure, ripe black fruit and spicy accents, plus plush tannins and great freshness to support, finishing long.

Score: 89-91/100The Wine Advocate

The probable blend of the 2017 Dalem is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has expressive, opulent notes of preserved plums, blackberry pie and Indian spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of wonderfully pure, ripe black fruit and spicy accents, plus plush tannins and great freshness to support, finishing long. Apr 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 89-91/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Darkest cherry red. Attractively dark and coaly on the nose. Juicy and notable freshness on the palate, the tannins lighter than most. Mouth-watering and moreish, with perhaps a hint of bitterness at the very end, hence the minus. (JH)

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: Drink 2022-2029
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Fronsac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Fronsac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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