2015 Dalem Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML
  • JS 94
  • JL 93
  • WS 92
  • WA 91
  • JD 91
  • AG 90

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
Love the blackberry and dark-chocolate aromas with hints of sandalwood and almonds. Full-bodied, layered and very intense and powerful. So polished and long. Shows gorgeous length. Drink in 2022.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2016
(JL91-93 points) Pure bottled pleasure, with its silky, opulent textures, rich, ripe fruits and licorice coated black cherry finish, this is probably the best wine I've tasted yet from Dalem.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2018
Briary tannins push plum, raspberry and blackberry preserve flavors along. Light spice, singed apple wood and tobacco notes fill in the background. Best from 2019 through 2030. — J.M.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
91+ Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Dalem spent 18 months in part new and part one-year-old oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with notions of... 91+ Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Dalem spent 18 months in part new and part one-year-old oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, crushed blackberries and plum preserves with a cedar and Marmite toast undercurrent plus a touch of beef drippings. Full-bodied and packed to the gills with youthful, crunchy black fruits, it has a firm frame and finishes a little woody at this youthful stage, but it should emerge singing in 2-3 years. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
An incredibly successful Fronsac is the 2015 Château Dalem, which is a 90/10 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc that saw 50% new oak. It’s a ripe, rounded, incredibly sexy Fronsac that offers notes of white truffles... An incredibly successful Fronsac is the 2015 Château Dalem, which is a 90/10 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc that saw 50% new oak. It’s a ripe, rounded, incredibly sexy Fronsac that offers notes of white truffles (which makes me think of limestone soils), licorice, chocolate, plums, and currants. It’s loaded with character, has terrific purity, and is going to deliver the goods for at least 10-15 years. This estate sits at the top of the Fronsac plateau, overlooking the Dordogne Valley, and covers 18 hectares plated mostly to Merlot, with 20% Cabernet Franc. The soils consist of a thin layer of clay sitting atop limestone subsoils. The estate is run by the Swiss Rullier family and readers looking for wines that overdeliver should remember this estate.
AG 90
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2018
The 2015 Dalem is fabulous. A rush of super-ripe black cherry, bittersweet chocolate, spice, menthol and licorice gives the wine its exotic, super-ripe personality. There is not a whole lot of subtlety here, but the 2015... The 2015 Dalem is fabulous. A rush of super-ripe black cherry, bittersweet chocolate, spice, menthol and licorice gives the wine its exotic, super-ripe personality. There is not a whole lot of subtlety here, but the 2015 exudes notable richness in a flamboyant style that offers tons of near- and medium-term appeal. Tasted two times.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2015