Le Dome 2009
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£2,400.00||2 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
One of the most distinctive wines made in Bordeaux, Le Dome has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc of any claret I can think of. Composed of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, it exhibits a certain delicacy and elegance (due to the Cabernet Franc component) in addition to resounding power, concentration, depth and multidimensional personality. Black/purple to the rim, it offers strikingly intense notes of spring flowers, raspberries, mulberries and wood smoke, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a cunning intensity and texture that suggest finesse and delicacy. However, the wine’s richness, length and lingering depth build incrementally in this exceptional St.-Emilion. It will be drinkable in 4-5 years and should age for two decades or more. This is Jonathan Malthus’ finest wine to date.
A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc picked on October 14th and 20% Merlot (additional Cabernet Franc from Vieux Chateau Mazerat) this has a very sleek nose with black cherries, cassis and liquorices, this has a full-bodied palate with delineated silky tannins, firm tannic grip, slightly chalky texture towards the finish with good persistency. The oak is very dominant at the moment so this will need time to meld into the fabric of the wine. Unashamedly modern in style. Tasted March 2010.
Loads of blueberries, with hints of wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe tannins and juicy fruit. Goes on for minutes. Best wine from this estate ever. Try after 2018.