JAMES SUCKLING: "This has a wide velvety texture with medium to full body and beautiful dark fruit in the middle. Ripe but crunchy with well integrated velvety tannins. Lingering and textural at the end. One of the best from here."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Spices, flowers, fruits, silky tannins and layers of red and black plums that are a treat to taste. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, round and delivers length and complexity in the finish. Drink from 2025-2037."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Dalem, 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It comes barreling out of the glass with plum preserves, fruitcake, and Morello cherries scents, followed by hints of cedar chest, cinnamon toast, violets, and Sichuan pepper. The full-bodied palate bursts with black fruit preserves framed by plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering exotic spices note."
JEB DUNNUCK: "I loved the 2022 Château Dalem, and this château offers some serious bang for the buck. Cassis, plums, black cherries, and leafy herbs, as well as some spicy oak, all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a round, supple mouthfeel and outstanding length."