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2012 Saint Emilion

Grapes Merlot, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion

80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. It is testament to Jonathan Maltus' skill as a vigneron (or employer of vineyard manager) that this wine, with its's very high proportion of Cabernet Franc, is completely ripe and concentrated in a year when it rained quite hard before the harvest. Grown on a sandy soil over 'crasse de fer' - iron-rich clay, it does show real class and ultra-fine tannins. Rating: 93 L&S (Apr 2013)

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The Le Dome has a soft, slightly smudged bouquet with macerated black cherries, blueberry and a hint of dark chocolate with well integrated oak. The palate is full-bodied and demonstrates good fruit concentration – thick, sinewy tannins with a long, spherical, modern finish with a long white pepper tinged aftertaste. It will need several years in bottle before it even considers entering the drinking plateau. Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, 2013)

The 2012 exhibits a deep purple color along with abundant aromas of blueberries, mulberries, spring flowers, white chocolate and spice. This supple-textured, medium to full-bodied wine has finesse, but it does not sacrifice any concentration, depth or length. Drink it over the next 15+ years. There are approximately 1,000 cases of the 2012 Le Dome, which includes one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc of any Bordeaux wine (80%). While harvested between October 8 and 18, the heavy rain that occurred has not diluted this beautifully scented and layered St.-Emilion. 2013 - 2028 Rating: 92-94 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2013)

Englishman Jonathan Maltus’ garage red doesn’t have the best terroir in St Emilion, but what he terms “the world’s most expensive Cabernet Franc” (with a dollop of Merlot for good measure) is another impressive release, as it was in 2011. Tannic, rich and dense, with hints of liquorice, smoke and black plums. Drink: 2020-30 Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, 2013)

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