2020 La Dominique Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 96 JA 96 VN 96 JD 95 JL 95 JS 94 WA 94 WE 94 WS 91
DC 96

Decanter, January 2023

Lovely rich aromatic expression on the nose, so fragrant and full. Sleek and streamlined, a gorgeous texture, confident but charming, silky with a soft grip from the tannins but really well integrated with dark bramble...
JA 96

janeanson.com, December 2022

Sleek dark cocoa bean, liqourice, violet, cassis, damson and black cherry fruit, with succulent edges of grilled cedar and tobacco. This is a great wine in the vintage, one of the real stars of St Emilion. Tasted twice...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 La Dominique is every bit as impressive as it was from barrel. Dark and sumptuous in the glass, the 2020 is racy and wonderfully sleek right out of the gate. Dark cherry, gravel, spice, dried flowers and espresso...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Coming from the northwest region of the appellation, not far from Cheval Blanc, and L'L' just across the road, the 2020 Château La Dominique is another round, supple, incredibly impressive wine from this estate, which has...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

The perfume, with its white and red flowers, cherries, licorice, smoke, espresso and smoke is gorgeous. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the wine provides layers of vibrant, sweet, clean, pure, red pit fruits, black...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2023

A very fine La Dominique with curated and polished tannins that spread across the palate. together with plenty of berry, slate, wet-earth and spice character. Bright finish. Fine-grained. Needs time to open and come...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

(WA 92-94+ points) Displaying an opaque purple-black color, the 2020 La Dominique needs a fair bit of swirling and coaxing to unlock enticing scents of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and ripe plums, plus...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, July 2021

(WE 92–94 points) This wine is marked by freshness with bright blackberry flavors that are lifted over the firm tannins. While this gives the wine a deceptively open character, in fact the wine's structure is all there...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Forward and succulent, with friendly blackberry cobbler and plum sauce mixed with black licorice, while a hint of baker's chocolate checks in on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2020 La Dominique is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and refinement, showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned La Dominique estate.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep ruby hue that entices the eye. On the nose, a rich aromatic expression unfolds, revealing fragrant notes of dark bramble fruits, liquorice, toasted oak, and tobacco. There is a captivating interplay of scents, with nuances of stone elements, clove, and violets weaving through the bouquet.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. It boasts curated and polished tannins that spread across the palate, creating a silky and supple mouthfeel. The flavors of berry, slate, wet-earth, and spice dance harmoniously, showcasing the wine's complexity and depth. The acidity is excellent, lending freshness and vitality to the wine, while the fine-grained tannins provide structure and balance. The finish is bright and persistent, leaving a lasting impression.

According to renowned wine critic James Suckling, this is a very fine La Dominique that needs time to open and come together. He suggests waiting until 2027 to fully appreciate its potential. Other critics, such as Decanter and Jeb Dunnuck, have praised its sleek texture, confident winemaking, and remarkable effort. Wine Enthusiast commends its freshness and firm tannins, noting that it has the potential to age gracefully over many years.

The 2020 La Dominique is a wine that exudes elegance, finesse, and sophistication. It is a true reflection of the terroir of Saint Emilion and the skillful winemaking of the La Dominique estate. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to captivate and delight any discerning wine lover.