Chateau La Dominique Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France, 2020, Magnum
Grapes: 91% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29ha vineyard neighbouring Cheval Blanc, 30 year old vines, 38hl/ha yield, manual harvest, fermented in steel tanks, aged 16 months in 50% new French oak, 40% used barrels & 10% in amphora/polymer egg/wine globe
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"Displaying an opaque purple-black color, the 2020 La Dominique needs a fair bit of swirling and coaxing to unlock enticing scents of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and ripe plums, plus beguiling nuances of violets, aniseed and cedar chest, with a waft of cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly wound with loads of bright, crunchy red and black fruit layers, supported by finely grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with a gorgeous array of energetic mineral sparks. A property on the upward swing, this delicately crafted, beautifully restrained expression of the vintage comes highly recommended."
(92-94/100) points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WINE ADVOCATE
"The perfume, with its white and red flowers, cherries, licorice, smoke, espresso and smoke is gorgeous. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the wine provides layers of vibrant, sweet, clean, pure, red pit fruits, black plums, earth, roasted coffee, smoke and chocolate on the palate, which is perfect for its elegant stylings. This is clearly a top vintage for La Dominique. Drink from 2025-2050."
95/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, March 2023
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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