Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quick Review: ***+ $$ Chateau Dalem, Fronsac, Bordeaux, France, 2009 - GOOD VALUE

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Quickie tasting notes:  This is Chateau Dalem, Fronsac, Bordeaux, France, 2009, made by Brigitte Rullier-Loussert.  Fresh with violets on the nose.  The palate is deep and bright. 
Overall: Rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its bright balance.  Good value. ps, the en primeur 2011 version shows distinct perfumed violets as well on the nose.

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