2011 Dome, Le Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2011 Dome, Le Bordeaux Blend

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
(80% cabernet franc and 20% merlot): Very deep ruby. Initially brooding aromas of red cherry strawberry jam flowers and white pepper; this really began to express itself with air. Then smooth rich and highly perfumed... (80% cabernet franc and 20% merlot): Very deep ruby. Initially brooding aromas of red cherry strawberry jam flowers and white pepper; this really began to express itself with air. Then smooth rich and highly perfumed in the mouth with enticing red fruit and mineral flavors leading to silky-sweet tannins. The finish is complex and multilayered with a very slight hint of cabernet franc leafiness that adds to the wine's appeal. Incidentally the cab franc on this site was planted in 1956 in response to the merlot shortage due to the severe frost earlier that year. An excellent Le Dome but for the money I'd go with Vieux Chateau Mazerat or Le Carré this year from Jonathan Maltus's very impressive line-up of 2011 wines.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
I’m not sure you can still call this the flagship wine of proprietor Jonathan Maltus given the other top wines he’s producing. Le Dome, which is dominated by an incredibly high percentage of Cabernet Franc (80%) and the... I’m not sure you can still call this the flagship wine of proprietor Jonathan Maltus given the other top wines he’s producing. Le Dome, which is dominated by an incredibly high percentage of Cabernet Franc (80%) and the balance Merlot (20%), is a special effort that must be tasted to be believed. The 2011 boasts gorgeously juicy blue, red and black fruits intermixed with floral and spice aromas. This supple, velvety-textured, opulent, medium to full-bodied, ethereal St.-Emilion is another stunning effort. It is amazing how well Maltus does whether the vintage provides great raw materials, or if he is confronted with more difficult challenges as he was in 2011. Drink this brilliant effort over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Wow. This is really well done for the vintage, with blackberry, dark-chocolate and mineral character. It’s full-bodied, with very integrated tannins and a long, long finish. It shows wonderful length. Try it in 2019.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot picked 26th September and 30th September with an IPT of 90. It has a luscious bouquet of sweet dark cherry Xmas cake vanilla and crushed stone that is well defined... The 2011 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot picked 26th September and 30th September with an IPT of 90. It has a luscious bouquet of sweet dark cherry Xmas cake vanilla and crushed stone that is well defined and unashamedly modern in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a sorbet like entry crisp acidity quite a firm grip in the mouth and a chewy dry finish. Fine. Tasted April 2012.
JJB 96
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 75% cabernet franc and 25% old vine merlot. The 3-hectare vineyard is situated next to Chateau Angelus on sandy soils over ironstone. A sensual nuanced nose with red plum raspberry and mocha notes. This Le Dome... Planted to 75% cabernet franc and 25% old vine merlot. The 3-hectare vineyard is situated next to Chateau Angelus on sandy soils over ironstone. A sensual nuanced nose with red plum raspberry and mocha notes. This Le Dome is all silk on the midpalate with chalky powdery tannins on the long finish. A citrusy freshness underlines the body. Very finessed. Approachable early and will continue to unwind through 2030. From the Jonathan Malthus portfolio.