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2020 Chateau La Dominique Pre-Arrival Offer

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$110. 00 Bottle
$1320.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
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 beguiling nuances of violets, aniseed and cedar chest, with a waft of cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly wound with loads of bright, crunchy red and black fruit layers, supported by finely grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with a gorgeous array of energetic mineral sparks. A property on the upward swing, this delicately crafted, beautifully restrained expression of the vintage comes highly recommended.
92-94+ points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

The 2020 La Dominique is eye-opening. Warm, dry summer weather caused natural dehydration on the vine, which in turn yielded a Dominique of unusual depth and concentration. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare, as opposed to 50 in 2019 and 46 in 2018, which seems to work so well in giving the 2020 an extra bit of everything. Even with all its richness, the 2020 remains bright and full of energy. Red-toned fruit, pomegranate, cinnamon, menthol and rose petal all open effortlessly, but it is the wine’s sheer textural resonance that impresses most. Tasted next to the 2018 and 2019, the 2020 is quite simply on another level. Harvest started on September 10 for the Merlot and wrapped up in the 30th with the Cabernets. The blend is 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Élevage is expected to be 14 months, mostly in French oak (50% new), with about 10% of the wine aged in amphora. I can’t wait to taste the 2020 from bottle. It is a superb effort from the team led by General Manager Gwendeline Lucas and Technical Director Yann Monties.
94-96 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Very tight and focused red from here with blackberry, iodine and stone aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with ripe tannins that are fine-grained and show length. Pretty.
94-95 points
James Suckling

Another successful vintage for La Dominique, ruby colour with violet reflections, this has the measured delivery of succulent damson and black cherry fruit, clearly gong for a gourmet-feel with grilled butterscotch and cocoa beans. It totally works - has firm tannins, cooling blue fruits and freshness through the middle, no dip in the mid palate and waves of secondary aromatics. Serious, and a clear progression of the past few vintages.
95 points
Jane Anson - Decanter

Full bottle 1,260 g. Cask sample taken 6 April. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 14 months in new oak (50% new) plus a little in amphora and 'vegetal polymer egg' and in a 'wine globe'.
Dark, lustrous, blackish crimson. Sinewy, leathery nose. Sweet fruit on palate entry seems very unlike the nose but is very flattering. And then pretty dry tannins kick in. A wine with three, apparently unrelated, stages for the moment but with any luck all those elements will eventually knit together.
16+/20 points
Jancis Robinson MW

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