Chateau Dalem Fronsac 2015
Chateau Dalem is managed by Brigitte Rullier, whose family have been owners since 1955. Brigitte has been working along side her father for several years before taking over the estate in 2002. Brigitte's expertise is recognized by the most renowned international critics.
The estate can be traced back to 16th century, one of the oldest in Bordeaux. Situated on the right bank, the property faces Pomerol and Saint-Emilion's limestone hillsides. The appellation, Fronsac itself is quite small but situated at a good elevation compared to other Bordeaux appellations. The rolling hills along the makes this area unique and beautiful.
92 points Wine Spectator
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 points Vinous
"Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Dalem spent 18 months in part new and part one-year-old oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, crushed blackberries and plum preserves with a cedar and Marmite toast undercurrent plus a touch of beef drippings. Full-bodied and packed to the gills with youthful, crunchy black fruits, it has a firm frame and finishes a little woody at this youthful stage, but it should emerge singing in 2-3 years." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
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