Chateau Dalem (375ML half-bottle) 2019
Readers looking for a smoking deal in the vintage should grab bottles of the 2019 Ch teau Dalem. This rich, medium to full-bodied, mouth-filling effort has lots of ripe darker cherry and blackberry fruit as well as tobacco, cedar pencil, and violet nuances. Rich, textured, balanced, and with a real sense of purity and class, it’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 10-12, if not 15 years or so. Best after 2022. Sleek and taut, with chalky threads running along the edges of a core of fresh cherry puree and cassis notes. Features a subtle tobacco accent throughout, with nice cut through the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now.