2015 Château La Dominique St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
Flowers, bitter chocolate, smoke, espresso, black raspberries, plums and cinnamon provide the opening stanza for the elegant, silky-textured, ripe, sweet, fresh black cherry filled palate. Refined, soft and vibrant, while not fully-developed yet, it’s drinking beautifully today. Drink from 2023-2040.
3,435 Views Tasted May 19, 2023
Elegant, fresh and silky creates the perfect combination this vintage, The fruit is generous, ripe, soft and polished. The long sensuous finish offers layers of sweet, red fruits, spice, licorice, spearmint and wild cherries. If you can wait and give this 5-10 years in the cellar, this will be stellar!
5,064 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
Soft, silky, polished and elegant, the wine focuses on its ripe, sweet, black raspberries, wild cherries, floral and earthy character. Medium/full bodied, forward and needing just a few years to really kick things up into high gear, this is a beauty.
4,589 Views Tasted Mar 12, 2018
Combining smoke, tobacco, flowers, black raspberries, wild cherries and earthy notes in the nose, this wine is concentrated with lush, sweet, fat, juicy fruits with an extremely pleasant sense of purity of fruit that feels delightful on your palate. There is a strong depth of flavor with black cherries, licorice and chocolate in the finish. This is the best vintage produced from La Dominique yet. From a blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14% ABV. The harvest took place from September 18 to October 7.
2,744 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
When to Drink Chateau La Dominique, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau La Dominique is much better with at least 9-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours or more.
This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Dominique offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-28 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau La Dominique with Wine and Food Pairings
Chateau La Dominique is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau La Dominique is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau La Dominique is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, and pasta.