Influenta critica britanica Jancis Robinson a publicat pe 25 August o noua serie de critici favorabile ale vinurilor Dagon
Dagon Clan, Clar 2014 Dealu Mare
Mainly Fetească Albă with 5% Sauvignon Blanc. 50% fermented in new oak.
Lovely oaky herbal aroma and a definite grip on the palate but it has the stone-fruit of Alba and plenty of freshness. This seems more like a serious white than an aromatic varietal. Cedary grippy palate, great length and potential for greater complexity. (JH)
Dagon Clan, Clestar 2015 Dealu Mare
50% Fetească Regală and 50% Fetească Alba – a 40-year-old field blend. 50% fermented in old 500-litre barriques.
Tank sample. Smells rich and generous. Full-bodied and dense but lovely and dry. Powerful but fresh. Some spice, just enough freshness but real power and complexity. Deliciously Central European – fiery but balanced. (JH)
Dagon Clan, Jar 2014 Dealu Mare
60% Fetească Neagră and 40% Pinot Noir. 12 months in French oak, 30% new.
Lively and scented bramble fruit. Lots of sweet fruit but with the fresh acidity to balance. Tangy, definite tannins and really nicely balanced. A clever blend that works well – both scented varieties and the Pinot adding a more silky texture. (JH)
Dagon Clan, Har 2015 Dealu Mare
75% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. All in steel tank with some residual sugar.
A little bit soft though the tannins help with the freshness. Impressive depth and length. But it does have a surprisingly savoury aftertaste, so you almost miss any residual sugar (only 3 g/l). Serious rosé and would be good at the table. (JH)