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Le Dome (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
  • RP 96
  • ST 94
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
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Winemaker Notes

The palate is opulent and full-bodied with spicy black fruits, saturated tannins and a texture so smooth you could slide down it. The production of Le Dome is not large at around 1,000 cases. What little exists, however is made with no expense spared in the pursuit of excellence.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

RP 96
The Wine Advocate

Proprietor Jonathan Maltus produced 1,000 cases of this phenomenal 2011. A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, this backward, slightly unformed St.-Emilion is bursting with exciting potential. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by notes of wet steel, lead pencil shavings, Asian spice, spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries. While the aromatics are suppressed, the flavors explode across the palate with thrilling intensity and purity. This should be a remarkable success story in this vintage, which has been somewhat forgotten as it follows the great years of 2009 and 2010. Give the 2011 5-6 years of cellaring in order to develop more aromatic complexity, and drink it over the following two decades.
Range: 94-96 Points

ST 94
International Wine Cellar

Very deep ruby. Initially brooding aromas of red cherry, strawberry jam, flowers and white pepper; this really began to express itself with air. Then smooth, rich and highly perfumed in the mouth, with enticing red fruit and mineral flavors leading to silky-sweet tannins. The finish is complex and multilayered, with a very slight hint of cabernet franc leafiness that adds to the wine's appeal. Incidentally, the cab franc on this site was planted in 1956 in response to the merlot shortage due to the severe frost earlier that year. An excellent Le Dome, but for the money, I'd go with Vieux Chateau Mazerat or Le Carré this year from Jonathan Maltus's very impressive line-up of 2011 wines.
Range: 91-94 Points

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast

While the wood is prominent, so is its concentrated, perfumed fruit. With its immense structure, this wine is spicy and very intense.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points

WS 93
Wine Spectator

This has some good flesh, with a succulent edge to the boysenberry and fig flavors, backed by mocha and anise on the finish. Offers a thick feel, but isn't heavy in the end. This should stretch out nicely.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points

JS 92
James Suckling

Sweet flavors of berry, minerals and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a long finish. Tight and solid.

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The Le Dome Single Vineyard is situated in close proximity to Chateau Angelus, Premier Grand Cru Classe. Its origins have their roots in the 'garage' movement of the 1990's. It is one of the three Saint Emilion Grand Crus that outgrew the movement to go on to challenge the 'Cru Classes' each year.