Suckling: "Blackberry, graphite and black-cherry aromas follow through to a full to medium body, creamy tannins and a juicy finish with blackberry, iron and ink."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Dalem, now benefiting from the consulting nous of Eric Boissenot, has
a lovely bouquet, quite refined and poised, featuring blackberry, wild hedgerow
and light violet scents. The balanced palate is medium-bodied with pliant
tannins and assiduously integrated oak. It fans out generously on the finish.
Wine Cellar Insider: "Fresh, soft, bright and packed with cocoa-dusted, crisp red fruits on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, crisp and vibrant with ample sweet, dark red fruits in the finish. You can drink this on release. Dalem has been on quite a roll lately, and 2021 is no exception. Drink from 2023-2034."
Decanter: "Gentle red fruit flavours permeate the palate giving a sense of vibrancy. This has the acidity and mouthwatering aspects, but also the frame and structure that gives a push-pull of both life and constriction. Textured salty stone and sour fruit aspects create real interest on the palate. It's lightly framed but well worked with excellent clarity. A great effort."
Falstaff: "Kräftiges Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Zarte rote Kirschfrucht, feine Waldbeeren, dezente Kräuterwürze, etwas Vanille und Lakritze. Saftig, schlank, feine Fruchtsüße, ein Hauch von Erdbeeren und Kirschen, zarte, reife Tannine, mineralisch, dezentes Nougat im Finale, gute Länge und Frische, bietet unkomplizierten Trinkspaß."