2016 La Dominique Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • WE 94
  • JL 94
  • DC 94
  • WS 93
  • WA 92
  • JD 92
  • VN 91

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In Stock: 19 btls
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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
The nose is still a bit shy, but there’s lovely, delicate, floral character. Sleek, bright and quite structured with plenty of earthy character. The moderately tannic finish is long, fine and complex. Better in 2020 and... The nose is still a bit shy, but there’s lovely, delicate, floral character. Sleek, bright and quite structured with plenty of earthy character. The moderately tannic finish is long, fine and complex. Better in 2020 and good aging potential.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
(WE92-94 points) This wine is impressive in both structure and ripe, generous fruits. It is solid, with good potential for aging, though the dark tannins suggest that it will develop slowly. Enjoy through 2032.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
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... 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. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+La+Dominique+
DC 94
Decanter, April 2017
Restrained and elegant on the attack, this has plenty of dense, dark black fruit to back it up. The palate opens to show complexity and intensity of fruit, and totally delivers on its opulent and silky billing, with... Restrained and elegant on the attack, this has plenty of dense, dark black fruit to back it up. The palate opens to show complexity and intensity of fruit, and totally delivers on its opulent and silky billing, with lovely touches of spice to pick up the finish. Well constructed. It is planted to 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 70% new oak with Michel Rolland as consultant. 49hl/ha yield, 3.75pH. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-la-dominique-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2016-11199#hcERR0wUq7yxUkKJ.99
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2019
An alluring, intriguing style, featuring dark fig, boysenberry and melted licorice notes wrapped together and flowing through, while hints of graphite and warm ganache hang in the background. Feels polished, with... An alluring, intriguing style, featuring dark fig, boysenberry and melted licorice notes wrapped together and flowing through, while hints of graphite and warm ganache hang in the background. Feels polished, with well-buried racy acidity. Distinctive and nicely done. Drink now through 2034. — J.M.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
The 2016 La Dominique is composed of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 16 months in 60% new oak and 20% one-year-old oak from four different coopers and 20% in tanks. Deep... The 2016 La Dominique is composed of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 16 months in 60% new oak and 20% one-year-old oak from four different coopers and 20% in tanks. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features black cherry compote, blackberry pie, sautéed herbs and tree bark with wafts of tobacco and a touch of underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied, very firm and structured with a lively lift to the finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2016 Château La Dominique is unquestionably an outstanding wine. From vines just east of Cheval Blanc and a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up... Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2016 Château La Dominique is unquestionably an outstanding wine. From vines just east of Cheval Blanc and a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up 40% in new oak (20% of the blend was in tank), it reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as a stacked bouquet of sweet red and black fruits intermixed with more subtle tobacco, cedary spice, and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, balanced, and a classic 2016 (as well as classic Saint-Emilion), it’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well for two decades.
VN 91
Vinous, January 2019
91+ The 2016 La Dominique has a well-defined, quite tertiary bouquet of black fruit infused with melted tar and feels quite contained at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity... 91+ The 2016 La Dominique has a well-defined, quite tertiary bouquet of black fruit infused with melted tar and feels quite contained at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity and good structure, perhaps just requiring a little more complexity toward the linear, conservative finish. I am intrigued to revisit this in a year’s time because I can envisage an upswing. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork