Chateau Le Dome 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
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.
Country/Region: France, Saint-Emilion
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc 80% , Merlot 20%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 94 /100