There’s purity and focus to this Fronsac with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise and pretty. A blend of 90 per cent merlot and ten per cent cabernet franc. Drink from 2022.
The 2016 Dalem is a flamboyant, unctuous wine. Super-ripe black cherry, chocolate, blackberry, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and incense all run though this opulent, unapologetically full-throttle Fronsac. Dalem is one of the most overt, voluptuous wines of the year. I find it utterly irresistible. Tasted two times. (AG)
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. (LPB) 92+
This has a good sappy feel to the kirsch and plum fruit flavors, which meld easily into a mix of licorice, fruitcake and tobacco notes on the well-toasted finish. Rather forward overall. Drink now through 2027. (JM)
From good terroir on the clay-limestone soils of the Saillan commune. This wine is carefully worked and softly extracted, showing firm black fruits, although it lacks a little vibrancy compared to the brilliant 2015. (JA)
Mild, and fruit is privileged over oak. Charming and very round. Maybe could do with just a little more structure. Sweet ink for the moment. Meaty. 16/20 points. (JR)
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