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2015 Chateau Le Dome St EmilionBlend from France

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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. I...

  • 98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 98 Wine Enthusiast
  • 98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
  • 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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Ratings:

98+

"Composed of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Dome has a drop dead gorgeous perfume of violets, black forest cake, rose hip and red jelly with touches of lavender, spice cake and earth. The palate is medium to full-bodied and super intense with super ripe, super fine-grained tannins, wonderful freshness and a very long perfumed, mineral-laced finish."

98 Wine Enthusiast

"Almost entirely Cabernet Franc, this single-vineyard wine has a wonderful perfumed character. Firm tannins are fully integrated into the fruit, giving a structured yet balanced feel. Ripe and elegant, it will age well. Drink from 2027."

98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

Le Dome 2015 is medium to deep garnet in color. It slowly grows on the nose into the more gorgeous bouquet of roses, lavender, and lilacs over a core of stewed red and black plums and Ceylon tea, with touches of dusty soil and garrigue. It is full-bodied and the palate is jam-packed with red berry preserves and floral layers, framed by exquisitely ripe, plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with amazing length.

97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

What could be considered the flagship wine of the estate (although most wines are single vineyards raised identically), the 2015 Le Dome is the normal blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot that's from a parcel located down on the slopes of the Saint Emilion plateau. This beauty boasts a deep, saturated purple color to go with a huge, exotic notes of blueberry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, mint, violets, and cassis, crushed flowers, violets, and hints of earth. With full-bodied richness, phenomenal purity of fruit, and a sexy, seductive texture, it's another knockout wine from this estate. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.

Product Description:

"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.

LE DOME is allegedly the biggest expression of Cabernet Franc of a Bordeaux wine – surpassing CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC and LE DOME’s neighbour, CHATEAU ANGELUS. We started making the wine in 1996, two years after our arrival in Saint Emilion. With only sixteen years of history LE DOME competes with the greatest and most historic châteaux of the Appellation." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105823
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

98+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

98 - Wine Enthusiast

98 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather