Chateau Dalem, Fronsac, 2014
Medium bodied with plenty of very fine, grippy tannin, medium acid, flavours of dark cherry, cacao and licorice flow into a fresh, medium length finish. Good right-bank character. Oak is evident but under control and integrates nicely. Pure bottled pleasure.
Chateau Dalem is best served relatively cool (about 15 degrees) which gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Chateau Dalem is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. The estate originated all the way back in 1610 and remained in the same family ownership until it was purchased by Michel Rullier in 1955. Today, Chateau Dalem is managed by Brigitte Rullier-Loussert who took over managing the property in 2002. The Rullier family has long ties in the Bordeaux appellation and they own other estates aside from Chateau Dalem in the Right Bank, including another vineyard in the Fronsac appellation, Chateau de la Huste which has remained in the family’s hands since 1860.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.5%|
|Style||Red - Medium to full bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|