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Château La Dominique

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2023
94
Elegant is the keyword here. The wine is medium-bodied, edgy, and fresh, with soft, and silky tannins. The fruits are bight, crisp, and clean, with touches of mint, licorice, spice and tobacco in the mid-palate. The finish focuses you on the energetic raspberries, cherries, and plums, with their tobacco, mint, and spicy character. The wine blends 88% Merlot, with 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.1% ABV, 3.85 pH. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. Harvesting took place September 6 - October 3. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

Elegant is the keyword here. The wine is medium-bodied, edgy, and fresh, with soft, and silky tannins. The fruits are bight, crisp, and clean, with touches of mint, licorice, spice and tobacco in the mid-palate. The finish focuses you on the energetic raspberries, cherries, and plums, with their tobacco, mint, and spicy character. The wine blends 88% Merlot, with 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.1% ABV, 3.85 pH. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. Harvesting took place September 6 - October 3. Drink from 2026-2045. 93-95 Pts.

516 Views   Tasted
2022
95
Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, wet earth, forest herbs, and a touch of crushed stone opens the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, fresh, and more importantly, the fruits express purity. The wine has lift, vivacity, spices and dark chocolate that accents the fruits. Not the most concentrated wine of the vintage, instead you find elegance, length and precision. The wine blends 88% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 15% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Flowers, black cherries, black raspberries, wet earth, forest herbs, and a touch of crushed stone opens the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, fresh, and more importantly, the fruits express purity. The wine has lift, vivacity, spices and dark chocolate that accents the fruits. Not the most concentrated wine of the vintage, instead you find elegance, length and precision. The wine blends 88% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 15% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
92
Vibrant, elegant, fresh, soft and discreet, this wine is about its refined character, which is on display with its nuances of fresh picked flowers, herbs, soft-textured, energetic, red fruits and herbs. The wine is medium-bodied, energetic with already expresses its core of red fruits and herbs. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2042.

Vibrant, elegant, fresh, soft and discreet, this wine is about its refined character, which is on display with its nuances of fresh picked flowers, herbs, soft-textured, energetic, red fruits and herbs. The wine is medium-bodied, energetic with already expresses its core of red fruits and herbs. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2042.

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Flowers and red fruits show nicely in the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, elegant, polished, silky and sweet, with accents of espresso, peppery spice, herbs and cocoa in the dusty, earthy, and refined endnote. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2038. 91-93

Flowers and red fruits show nicely in the perfume. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, elegant, polished, silky and sweet, with accents of espresso, peppery spice, herbs and cocoa in the dusty, earthy, and refined endnote. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak, and 10% amphora. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2023-2038. 91-93

1,491 Views   Tasted
2020
95
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.

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.

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The nose pops with its black raspberry, floral, licorice, espresso, earth and crushed rock aromas. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, clean and pure. The tannins are silky, with endnotes leaving you with a trail of sweet, refined red fruits. Give it 3-5 years in the cellar, allowing it to fill out and it will be easy to taste over the next 2 decades after that. 93-95 Pts

The nose pops with its black raspberry, floral, licorice, espresso, earth and crushed rock aromas. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, clean and pure. The tannins are silky, with endnotes leaving you with a trail of sweet, refined red fruits. Give it 3-5 years in the cellar, allowing it to fill out and it will be easy to taste over the next 2 decades after that. 93-95 Pts

3,974 Views   Tasted
2019
94
Texturally, this is just great with all of its soft, silky, polished nuances. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, you find layers of black and red fruits, savory herbs, tobacco leaf, crushed stone and flowers all over the place. Elegant and refined, this is going to be even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2023-2041.

Texturally, this is just great with all of its soft, silky, polished nuances. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, you find layers of black and red fruits, savory herbs, tobacco leaf, crushed stone and flowers all over the place. Elegant and refined, this is going to be even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2023-2041.

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Celebrating 50 years under the ownership of the Fayat family, the first thing you notice is the dark color. Roses, dark chocolate, espresso, herbs, plums and black cherry scents. With more density than you find in previous vintages, you also find a supple, soft, sensuous, finesse oriented wine with silky, chalky tannins and layers of deep, dark, ripe fruits that express their purity in the long finish. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine reached 15% ABV, which is impossible to notice and a 3.7 pH. The Grand Vin comes from 60% of the harvest. 94-96 Pts

Celebrating 50 years under the ownership of the Fayat family, the first thing you notice is the dark color. Roses, dark chocolate, espresso, herbs, plums and black cherry scents. With more density than you find in previous vintages, you also find a supple, soft, sensuous, finesse oriented wine with silky, chalky tannins and layers of deep, dark, ripe fruits that express their purity in the long finish. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine reached 15% ABV, which is impossible to notice and a 3.7 pH. The Grand Vin comes from 60% of the harvest. 94-96 Pts

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2018
94
Soft, silky and elegant, with no effort it is easy to get hooked on the fresh, sweet, ripe, refined red fruits with their beautiful purity. Medium-bodied, with a noticeable savory complexity on the nose and palate, this should age quite nicely. The wine is made from blending 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Soft, silky and elegant, with no effort it is easy to get hooked on the fresh, sweet, ripe, refined red fruits with their beautiful purity. Medium-bodied, with a noticeable savory complexity on the nose and palate, this should age quite nicely. The wine is made from blending 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Rich, round and silky, here you'll find ripe, dark plum, black cherry, licorice and smoke in its core. Sensuous and even a little showy but still holding on to its elegantly balanced nature, the wine is perfectly ripe but not over ripe. You do find more concentration than usual here but everything remains composed and fresh with length. Is this the best vintage for Chateau La Dominique? Perhaps it is. Made from blending 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the harvest took place September 20- October 4, reaching 14% ABV. 93-95 Pts

Rich, round and silky, here you'll find ripe, dark plum, black cherry, licorice and smoke in its core. Sensuous and even a little showy but still holding on to its elegantly balanced nature, the wine is perfectly ripe but not over ripe. You do find more concentration than usual here but everything remains composed and fresh with length. Is this the best vintage for Chateau La Dominique? Perhaps it is. Made from blending 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the harvest took place September 20- October 4, reaching 14% ABV. 93-95 Pts

3,733 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Flowers, cherries, licorice, incense and soft, silky textures define the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, silky, charming and ending with fresh dark cherry and licorice in the finish. Made from blending 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest took place September 15-September 29. The wine reached 13% ABV. Due to the frost, 70% of the harvest was lost.

Flowers, cherries, licorice, incense and soft, silky textures define the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, silky, charming and ending with fresh dark cherry and licorice in the finish. Made from blending 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest took place September 15-September 29. The wine reached 13% ABV. Due to the frost, 70% of the harvest was lost.

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2016
94
The debut vintage for the new label here, the updated, feminine design fits the approach of the wine. Licorice, black cherry, flowers and sweet cherries are all over the place. The wine is refined, pure and fresh, allowing its sweet, ripe, fresh, pure, red fruit essence to show with ease, from start to finish. This should age quite nicely.

The debut vintage for the new label here, the updated, feminine design fits the approach of the wine. Licorice, black cherry, flowers and sweet cherries are all over the place. The wine is refined, pure and fresh, allowing its sweet, ripe, fresh, pure, red fruit essence to show with ease, from start to finish. This should age quite nicely.

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Floral, elegant, refined and with complete focus on its sweet, ripe, fresh, pure, red fruit essence, the wine is silky, polished and complex. The finish offers luscious textures and the essence of flowers, and pure, cherry and plum sensations that feel as good as they taste. This should age quite nicely.

Floral, elegant, refined and with complete focus on its sweet, ripe, fresh, pure, red fruit essence, the wine is silky, polished and complex. The finish offers luscious textures and the essence of flowers, and pure, cherry and plum sensations that feel as good as they taste. This should age quite nicely.

3,286 Views   Tasted
The nose, with its floral, licorice and sweet, deep red fruit qualities, gets everything off to a good start. Medium/full bodied, elegant, silky and fresh, there is a purity to the fruit that marks the wine.

The nose, with its floral, licorice and sweet, deep red fruit qualities, gets everything off to a good start. Medium/full bodied, elegant, silky and fresh, there is a purity to the fruit that marks the wine.

2,868 Views   Tasted
With a floral nose that is complicated by incense, black raspberry and vanilla, this wine shows a nice, deep color. On the palate, the wine bursts with fertile, sweet, luscious, dark red fruits, ripe, opulent tannins and a fruit filled, spicy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend in the history of the estate. The wine reached 14% ABV with a pH of 3.7

With a floral nose that is complicated by incense, black raspberry and vanilla, this wine shows a nice, deep color. On the palate, the wine bursts with fertile, sweet, luscious, dark red fruits, ripe, opulent tannins and a fruit filled, spicy finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend in the history of the estate. The wine reached 14% ABV with a pH of 3.7

2,675 Views   Tasted
2015
95
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.

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.

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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!

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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

2,856 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Floral, spicy, earthy and loaded with fresh, ripe , sweet, red berries, smoke and spice, the wine is medium bodied, elegant, refined and will drink well young. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.

Floral, spicy, earthy and loaded with fresh, ripe , sweet, red berries, smoke and spice, the wine is medium bodied, elegant, refined and will drink well young. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.

2,981 Views   Tasted
Floral, black raspberry and coffee bean notes on the nose, open to a lavish, forward wine that ends with black cherries, licorice and chocolate in the finish. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.7 and will be aging in 60% new, French oak barrels for approximately 16 months. 90-92 Pts

Floral, black raspberry and coffee bean notes on the nose, open to a lavish, forward wine that ends with black cherries, licorice and chocolate in the finish. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.7 and will be aging in 60% new, French oak barrels for approximately 16 months. 90-92 Pts

2,971 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Grab some flowers, cherries, espresso beans and green leaves with thyme, mix it together, and you get the perfume. The wine is medium bodied on the palate, with a light, soft texture, and an herbal, cherry finish. This is just not a wine to age. Pop and pour on the young side is what is needed here.

Grab some flowers, cherries, espresso beans and green leaves with thyme, mix it together, and you get the perfume. The wine is medium bodied on the palate, with a light, soft texture, and an herbal, cherry finish. This is just not a wine to age. Pop and pour on the young side is what is needed here.

2,718 Views   Tasted
Floral in character, with earth, licorice, black raspberries added to the mix, the wine is medium bodied, fresh and forward, with a sweet, red cherry filled finish.

Floral in character, with earth, licorice, black raspberries added to the mix, the wine is medium bodied, fresh and forward, with a sweet, red cherry filled finish.

2,346 Views   Tasted
Freshly picked strawberries, chocolate and black cherry jam aromas spring forth. Coupled with silky, soft textures, the deeply colored wine leaves a smooth, fresh, cherry-filled impression. Blended from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. 89-91 Pts

Freshly picked strawberries, chocolate and black cherry jam aromas spring forth. Coupled with silky, soft textures, the deeply colored wine leaves a smooth, fresh, cherry-filled impression. Blended from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. 89-91 Pts

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2012
92
Silky smooth textures, elegant stylings, medium bodied and showing a sweet, fresh, cherry core of fruit, with floral and earthy accents. This will drink well young, and it should age and improve too.

Silky smooth textures, elegant stylings, medium bodied and showing a sweet, fresh, cherry core of fruit, with floral and earthy accents. This will drink well young, and it should age and improve too.

5,391 Views   Tasted
Silky smooth, with good freshness to the sweet, ripe fruits, ending in a polished, soft, supple, sweet, finish.

Silky smooth, with good freshness to the sweet, ripe fruits, ending in a polished, soft, supple, sweet, finish.

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Licorice, jammy cherries, espresso, spice box and floral notes open to medium bodied, spicy, red berry filled wine. 89-91 Pts

Licorice, jammy cherries, espresso, spice box and floral notes open to medium bodied, spicy, red berry filled wine. 89-91 Pts

3,716 Views   Tasted
2011
90
There is a lot of classy, charming, red and dark red berries for the vintage. Complicated by its smoky personality, the wine ends with a sweet, light plum note. This will drink well on release.

There is a lot of classy, charming, red and dark red berries for the vintage. Complicated by its smoky personality, the wine ends with a sweet, light plum note. This will drink well on release.

4,254 Views   Tasted
Soft textured, forward, medium bodied and offering spicy red berries, earth, tobacco and red plums, this wine is already drinking well.

Soft textured, forward, medium bodied and offering spicy red berries, earth, tobacco and red plums, this wine is already drinking well.

2,806 Views   Tasted
Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with truffle, smoke, coffee and black raspberry scents. Silky textures and a sweet, black cherry and stone sensation are found in the wine. 90-92 Pts

Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with truffle, smoke, coffee and black raspberry scents. Silky textures and a sweet, black cherry and stone sensation are found in the wine. 90-92 Pts

3,590 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Fresh, lively and filled with ripe and very ripe, cherries, black raspberry and plums, complicated by licorice, smoke and earthy tones, the wine is elegant, smooth and young, with a promising future.

Fresh, lively and filled with ripe and very ripe, cherries, black raspberry and plums, complicated by licorice, smoke and earthy tones, the wine is elegant, smooth and young, with a promising future.

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With ripe black raspberries, licorice, stone, smoke, flowers and oak, the wine is polished, soft, ripe and offers layers of sweet, juicy, ripe, fresh polished berries. The wine was produced from a blend of 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc.

With ripe black raspberries, licorice, stone, smoke, flowers and oak, the wine is polished, soft, ripe and offers layers of sweet, juicy, ripe, fresh polished berries. The wine was produced from a blend of 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc.

6,707 Views   Tasted
La Dominique sports an earthy, mineral, plum, licorice and blackberry nose. The soft, medium bodied wine finishes with a cassis and cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

La Dominique sports an earthy, mineral, plum, licorice and blackberry nose. The soft, medium bodied wine finishes with a cassis and cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

5,307 Views   Tasted
2009
93
Secondary nuances of truffle, roses, licorice, cocoa and plums are impossible to avoid. And why would you want to? On the palate, the wine is silky, elegant, medium-bodied, soft, polished and refined. The sensuous finish feels great. You can definitely open this today. But if want to wait another 5 years for more truffle, that's also a good idea.

Secondary nuances of truffle, roses, licorice, cocoa and plums are impossible to avoid. And why would you want to? On the palate, the wine is silky, elegant, medium-bodied, soft, polished and refined. The sensuous finish feels great. You can definitely open this today. But if want to wait another 5 years for more truffle, that's also a good idea.

2,827 Views   Tasted
This wine has really improved over the past few years in bottle. Elegant, silky and refined, with a floral, cherry blossom, licorice and earthy nose and lush, soft tannins, this should continue getting better for years.

This wine has really improved over the past few years in bottle. Elegant, silky and refined, with a floral, cherry blossom, licorice and earthy nose and lush, soft tannins, this should continue getting better for years.

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100% Merlot was used to produce the 2009. Black licorice, fresh herbs and sweet, juicy plum aromas work perfectly with this medium bodied, elegant style of St. Emilion. The refined, Bordeaux wine ends with a melange of soft, spicy, red and black fruits.

100% Merlot was used to produce the 2009. Black licorice, fresh herbs and sweet, juicy plum aromas work perfectly with this medium bodied, elegant style of St. Emilion. The refined, Bordeaux wine ends with a melange of soft, spicy, red and black fruits.

5,771 Views   Tasted
2008
90
This wine had already started to shutdown. With effort, some cherry and bitter chocolate flavors could be found. Elegant in style, this medium bodied wine ends with red fruit notes. This will drink well young.

This wine had already started to shutdown. With effort, some cherry and bitter chocolate flavors could be found. Elegant in style, this medium bodied wine ends with red fruit notes. This will drink well young.

4,356 Views   Tasted
08 Château La Dominique. La Dominique was never the most concentrated of wines in the past. In 2008, the château stepped up its game by hiring Jean-Luc Thunevin to consult. The full bodied wine shows a lot of color, with licorice, black fruit, and vanilla on the nose. The silky texture and lush mouth feel end with plenty of fresh black fruit. 91-93 Pts

08 Château La Dominique. La Dominique was never the most concentrated of wines in the past. In 2008, the château stepped up its game by hiring Jean-Luc Thunevin to consult. The full bodied wine shows a lot of color, with licorice, black fruit, and vanilla on the nose. The silky texture and lush mouth feel end with plenty of fresh black fruit. 91-93 Pts

4,262 Views   Tasted
2006
90
With an advanced color, the wine looks older than its true age. Opening with earth, truffle, red cherries and tobacco in the nose, the wine is medium bodied, crisp, fresh, and fully mature.

With an advanced color, the wine looks older than its true age. Opening with earth, truffle, red cherries and tobacco in the nose, the wine is medium bodied, crisp, fresh, and fully mature.

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Medium bodied, finesse styled charmer that is soft, silky, smooth and easy to drink. The nose, with its licorice, earth, black cherry and kirsch profile is perhaps more complex than the fresh, sweet, earthy, cherry palate.

Medium bodied, finesse styled charmer that is soft, silky, smooth and easy to drink. The nose, with its licorice, earth, black cherry and kirsch profile is perhaps more complex than the fresh, sweet, earthy, cherry palate.

3,421 Views   Tasted
2005
90
The color is light ruby with some bricking. With a mature nose filled with secondary notes of truffle, tobacco, plum and earth. Medium bodied, soft and silky, smooth in texture, the earthy, red berry finish shows just a bit too much much oak in the end note at this time.

The color is light ruby with some bricking. With a mature nose filled with secondary notes of truffle, tobacco, plum and earth. Medium bodied, soft and silky, smooth in texture, the earthy, red berry finish shows just a bit too much much oak in the end note at this time.

5,631 Views   Tasted
The fruit was ripe, the texture was soft, but the herbal quality did not thrill me. I could not get excited about this wine.

The fruit was ripe, the texture was soft, but the herbal quality did not thrill me. I could not get excited about this wine.

4,803 Views   Tasted
2001
89
Fully developed, soft and refined, this elegantly styled charmer offers sweet, kirsch, licorice, flowers and earthy notes, but it could use a little more heft. There is no reason to delay popping a cork on this if you have a bottle in the cellar.

Fully developed, soft and refined, this elegantly styled charmer offers sweet, kirsch, licorice, flowers and earthy notes, but it could use a little more heft. There is no reason to delay popping a cork on this if you have a bottle in the cellar.

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2000
92
This is ready to go, no decanting is required before you can dip into all the flowers, sweet red cherries and plums, licorice, spice and espresso. Elegant, refined, medium-bodied, soft and polished, this is a definite charmer.

This is ready to go, no decanting is required before you can dip into all the flowers, sweet red cherries and plums, licorice, spice and espresso. Elegant, refined, medium-bodied, soft and polished, this is a definite charmer.

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Fully mature, the medium bodied wine focuses on its elegant, silky, sweet fruit, and soft textures over power. The fruit, which is on the red berry side, is pure, clean and fresh, with an earthy, floral and thyme accent.

Fully mature, the medium bodied wine focuses on its elegant, silky, sweet fruit, and soft textures over power. The fruit, which is on the red berry side, is pure, clean and fresh, with an earthy, floral and thyme accent.

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1990
92
Light ruby in color. Scents of tobacco, roses, chocolate fudge, earth, minerals, plums, a hint of cinnamon and forest smell's waft from the glass. Medium to full bodied and filled with juicy black plums with black cherries that end with opulent, elegant, smooth sensations in the finish. Fully mature, this might not improve, but it's going to deliver ample pleasure for at least another decade. This wine remains a bargain for an almost 20 year old St. Emilion from a great vintage.

Light ruby in color. Scents of tobacco, roses, chocolate fudge, earth, minerals, plums, a hint of cinnamon and forest smell's waft from the glass. Medium to full bodied and filled with juicy black plums with black cherries that end with opulent, elegant, smooth sensations in the finish. Fully mature, this might not improve, but it's going to deliver ample pleasure for at least another decade. This wine remains a bargain for an almost 20 year old St. Emilion from a great vintage.

4,778 Views   Tasted
1989
91
This offered a great nose from the start. Purchased for the princely sum of $15, it’s definitely paid dividends. Black fruit, plums, and fresh herbs. Medium bodied, but mouth filling. Plush, elegant mouth feel. Now fully mature.

This offered a great nose from the start. Purchased for the princely sum of $15, it’s definitely paid dividends. Black fruit, plums, and fresh herbs. Medium bodied, but mouth filling. Plush, elegant mouth feel. Now fully mature.

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Black fruit, plums and the herbal qualities of Cabernet Franc. Medium bodied, but mouth filling. Plush, elegant mouth feel ends with fresh, black raspberry flavors.

Black fruit, plums and the herbal qualities of Cabernet Franc. Medium bodied, but mouth filling. Plush, elegant mouth feel ends with fresh, black raspberry flavors.

3,324 Views   Tasted
1982
91
Medium-bodied, though it is almost closer to light, the wine retains its freshness, silky, soft, polished tannins, and sweet, ripe, red fruits. There is not a lot of weight, instead, you find vibrant, red berries, purity, and refinement. Do not decant, just pop, pour and enjoy if you have a bottle. Drink from 2023-2027.

Medium-bodied, though it is almost closer to light, the wine retains its freshness, silky, soft, polished tannins, and sweet, ripe, red fruits. There is not a lot of weight, instead, you find vibrant, red berries, purity, and refinement. Do not decant, just pop, pour and enjoy if you have a bottle. Drink from 2023-2027.

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A fragrant nose of licorice, flowers, stone, plums and orange rind works well with the soft, round, elegant textures. Fuly mature, the wine ends with a refined, spicy, red fruit note.

A fragrant nose of licorice, flowers, stone, plums and orange rind works well with the soft, round, elegant textures. Fuly mature, the wine ends with a refined, spicy, red fruit note.

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