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Chateau Dalem 2017

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    The Elegance and Freshness of a Very Promising Fronsac

    Chateau Dalem’s new vintage, the Chateau Dalem 2017 confirms the estate’s status as a key reference point for the promising Fronsac appellation on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region.

    A flagship of the Fronsac appellation, Chateau Dalem extends over a vineyard with a prestigious terroir, situated upon clay-limestone plateaus and hillsides with the typical molasses fronsadais soil of the area.

    Product of a precocious and quite challenging vintage, the Chateau Dalem 2017 shines through as a very expressive wine. The extreme care taken both in the vineyard and in the winery made it possible to achieve fruit in excellent sanitary condition and at optimal phenolic maturity. The vinifications were carried out without added sulfur, a testament to the hard work completed at all stages of the winemaking process. Soft extractions have brought out the purity of fruit, subtly structured by a maturation of barriques of medium or light toast (40% of which are new). Brigitte Rullier-Loussert, who has run the estate since 2002, has developed this wine according to her own vision: to reveal a pure expression of the terroir through a singular identity.

    Notes of ripe red fruit express the generosity of Merlot (90%), complemented by delicate floral notes and the subtle spicy notes typical of Cabernet Franc (10%). The Chateau Dalem 2017 boasts an elegance and freshness perfectly placed on the palate, built upon a precise frame, highlighted by tannins of great finesse. A nice 2017 vintage that guarantees a most promising evolution.

    Parker : 91 / 100
    J. Suckling : 92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Dalem has a good intensity of baked plums, Black Forest cake and mulberries scents with nuances of pencil shavings, tar and chargrill. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with expressive fruit, supported by a velvety texture and oodles of freshness, finishing long and savory.
    BordeauxFronsac
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16-

    J. Suckling
    92

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    90

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Fronsac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Dalem

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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