CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE
2012 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion
|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Classification||Grand Cru Classé|
The La Dominique is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has a very tight, slightly taciturn bouquet that does not exude the expressiveness of say Grand Mayne of Dassault. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly tough tannins. As usual, I just don’t feel the harmony at this stage and it seems a little attenuated towards the finish. Rating: 85-87 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (May 2013)
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The 2012 La Dominique is a hedonistic, medium to full-bodied effort with lots of black olive, black raspberry, licorice and kirsch characteristics. It is a well-endowed, fleshy, succulently textured wine exhibiting outstanding ripeness, no dilution and sweet tannin. Consume it over the next 10-15 years. This is a resounding success for La Dominique, which seems to have returned to the path of glory after a wayward trek. 2013 - 2028 Rating: 90-93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2013)
Very dark, black almost to the rim. Refined aromas – restrained pure dark fruit, a very very slight and attractive leafy note. Smells cool. Cedary, firm and has lots of lovely Bordeaux elegance. Beautifully proportioned. Finishes dry but not drying. Very fine tannins and plenty of them. 2018 - 2025. Rating: 17 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2013)
Rating: 90 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Apr 2013)
Rating: 17 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Apr 2013)
Vivacious blueberry, lingonberry and blackberry fruit bounces along here, with a briary underpinning and buried spice notes on the juicy finish. Rating: 89-92 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2013)
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