2009 La Dominique

La Dominique

93Average Score
Red
2014-2027
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Drinking window
2014-2027
Critic Notes

This is amazing with loads of milk chocolate and orange peel. Full and super velvety. Goes on for minutes. So gorgeous and sexy. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. Aug 2012, www.jamesuckling.com

Score: 95-/100James Suckling

This sports a dark, roasted feel, as espresso and charcoal notes flank the core of tobacco and dark fig flavors. Has a burly edge now, but shows ample flesh through the finish. Should settle down in the cellar. Lots here. 8,330 cases made. Mar 2012, www.winespectator.com, Drink: 2014-2027

Score: 93-/100Wine SpectatorDrinking Window: 2014-2027

Finally we have returned to the great La Dominiques made in 1989 and 1990. This has much of the style of the 1990, with supple tannin and loads of spicy fruitcake, licorice, cassis and kirsch-like notes that jump from this dense ruby/purple wine. Fat, fleshy and full-bodied, with beautiful richness, purity and length, this wine will be approachable in its youth yet last for two decades (just like the 1989 and 1990). Feb 2012, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Robert Parker

This wine has really improved over the past few years in bottle. Elegant, silky and refined, with a floral, cherry blossom, licorice and earthy nose and lush, soft tannins, this should continue getting better for years. Jul 2015, www.thewinecellarinsider.com

Score: 93-/100Jeff Leve

A charmer of a wine, all fruit and sweet tannins. It is dense, the flavors going right down into the core of the wine and bringing back beautiful red perfumed fruits. La Dominique, next door to Cheval Blanc, is now performing well. Feb 2012, www.wineenthusiast.com

Score: 93-/100Wine Enthusiast

Bright medium ruby. Smoky, sexy aromas of roasted blackberry, kirsch and toffee; I might have picked this blind as a Pomerol. Rich, concentrated, dense and sweet but not heavy, with chewy flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and roast coffee. The broad finish features sweet, building tannins and excellent length. There's an almost exotic quality to the blackberry fruit and yet the wine also maintains a primary character. The best La Dominique in many years. Jul 2012, www.vinous.com

Score: 92-/100Stephen Tanzer
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2014-2027
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2014-2027
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