2006 Dome, Le Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 92
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the château, the 2006 Le Dôme has retained an attractive bouquet with crushed violet and cold limestone scents percolating through the blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry with... Tasted at the château, the 2006 Le Dôme has retained an attractive bouquet with crushed violet and cold limestone scents percolating through the blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry with slightly coarse tannin, mulberry, red plum and Seville orange marmalade here, moderate depth with just a slightly abrupt, muscular finish. It has aged better than Les Asteries and I would be inclined to drink this over the next 5-7 years. Tasted March 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
A very attractive wine with berry chocolate and light toasty oak on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety tannins and a medium caressing finish. Very pretty if young. Best after 2013. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry plum licorice violet coffee and mocha; very cabernet franc. Lush rich and fine-grained with lovely inner-mouth spicy and floral lift. The most serious and concentrated of Jonathan... Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry plum licorice violet coffee and mocha; very cabernet franc. Lush rich and fine-grained with lovely inner-mouth spicy and floral lift. The most serious and concentrated of Jonathan Maltus's group of 2006s this should really be held for at least a few years. The sweet finishing flavors dust the palate.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2006

Label

The Le Dome Grand Cru is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. Vines for this release are cropped low – around 30 hectoliters per hectare – four bunches to the vine (less than half the volume authorized by the Appellation), thus ensuring its incredible concentration.

The fruit is hand-harvested then sorted, first by bunch then grape-by-grape. Fermentation takes place in wooden vats after extremely cold maceration. Malolactic fermentation and aging takes place in new French oak barrels.

Le Dome has the highest Cabernet Franc percentage of any wine in Bordeaux and is said to be the biggest expression of that grape in the region. The wine is full-bodied but has elegance and finesse. The optimal drinking window is very broad, from just a few years to more than 25 years after the vintage.

Winery

Dome, Le

Founded in 1996, Le Dome is allegedly the biggest expression of Cabernet Franc of any Bordeaux wine – surpassing Chateau Cheval Blanc and Le Dome’s neighbor, Chateau Angelus. Its origins have their roots in the ‘garage’ movement of the 1990’s. Jonathan Maltus of Chateau Teyssier, the estate’s creator, was at the epicenter of this movement, with his sought-after wine Le Dome being one of the top three cult wines from the region.

The vines, planted from 1960 to 1970, are on 3.20 hectares of sandy soils above a layer of light clay with a Crasse de Fer (iron deposits). The iron deposits, coupled with the south facing slope, ensure amazing drainage, keeping the vines seeking moisture.

Maltus produces eight Saint-Emilion wines, ranging from the estate wines Chateau Teyssier and Chateau Laforge, as well as limited-release single vineyard wines Le Dome, Le Carre, Les Asteries, and Vieux Chateau Mazerat. Maltus has also ventured into Napa Valley, with single-vineyard wines produced under the World's End label.