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Château Dalem 2022

Fronsac AOC

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  • 89-91pts, Robert Parker, 2023
  • 90-92, Neal Martin, 2023
  • 91-93, Antonio Galloni- Vinous, 2023
  • 91-93, Jeb Dunnuck, 2023
  • 94-95pts, James Suckling, 2023
  • 16.5, Jancis Robinson, 2023
  • 92pts, Decanter, 2023

Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's most underrated regions, producing wines of character and depth, and always great value. From its finest estate, perched high on a hill, this 2022 has superb fruity depth, floral nuance and velvety texture. A top buy.

Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's most underrated regions, producing wines of character and depth, and always great value. From its finest estate, perched high on a hill, this 2022 has superb fruity depth, floral nuance and velvety texture. A top buy.

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Tasting notes

Velvety texture, with freshness and round tannins, intense fruit

Aroma

Black forest gateau, baked plums, spice, rose petal, earthy

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Dalem 2022

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2037

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, and stayed in the same family until 1955. Michel Rullier then took it over 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. Critic James Suckling awarded it 94-95 points saying “one of the best from here”, and Decanter gave 92 points describing it as “lively, succulent and fun”. Aged in oak barrels, it’s 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. It has structure and length, but above all an appealing fruity depth. Will age well too.

"Velvety texture and beautiful dark fruit in the middle. Ripe but crunchy. One of the best from here" Critic, James Suckling
94-95 Points
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