Chateau Dalem 2016

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
All Vintages of this wine

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
Wine Spectator : 90 / 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

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
93

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Fronsac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Dalem

Parker
92+

Allergens
Contains sulfites