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Chateau Dalem 2016

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    A fine red wine from Fronsac

    Produced on a 15 hectare vineyardChateau Dalem is a red wine produced in the Fronsac appellation. The vines are 38 years old, on average, and planted on a terroir that is composed of clay, limestone, and molasses from Fronsac. The grape varieties produced are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in barrels (50% are new). 

    The weather in 2016 was quite unexpected. After a mild winter, buds sprouted early, spring brought high levels of precipitation. This precipitation slowed down development of the wine. Flowering occurred at the beginning of June after a period of good weather. Summer was warm and dry, but the terroir allowed the grapes to reach maturation without any complications. The grapes finished developing until the harvest, which took place from October 7th - 28th.

    Chateau Dalem 2016 is brilliant, a wine with great depth and incomparable finesse, thanks to the beautiful grapes produced using environmentally friendly viticulture.

    Parker : 92+ / 100
    J. Suckling : 94 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Dalem (blended of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) leaps from the glass with notions of warm black cherries, chocolate mint and baked black plums plus hints of star anise, garrigue and cedar chest. Full-bodied yet possessing fantastic freshness and harmony on the palate, it has wonderfully vibrant fruit and a ripe, grainy frame, finishing with a compelling lift.
    BordeauxFronsac
    Alcohol
    15

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    93

    Wine Spectator
    90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Fronsac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Dalem

    Parker
    92+

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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