2009 Ch La Dominique Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Dominique
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2017 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2009 - Ch La Dominique Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Dominique
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2017 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,040.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £840.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, February 2012, Score: 93

    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).

  • Robert Parker, April 2010, Score: 92-94

    The greatest La Dominique since the 1989 and 1990, the 2009 was fashioned by the brilliant duo of Jean-Philippe Fort (Michel Rolland's top lieutenant) and Jean-Luc Thunevin (the bad boy ofSt.-Emilion). Made from 100% Merlot (which must be a "first" for this estate), and with 14.3% alcohol, this will be a thrilling wine to drink over the next 20-25 years. Dense purple-hued with loads of black raspberries, black cherries, truffles, earth, and spice, it is an opulent, viscous effort with extraordinary intensity, purity, and richness, and a superb finish of nearly 45 seconds. It will be drinkable young, yet is capable of lasting a long time. Bravo! P.S. It is good to see this 58-acre vineyard return to form after a somewhat listless period of performances.

  • Decanter, April 2010, Score: 16.5

    Fresh and focused. Pure, lifted aromas. Finely worked tannins. La Dominique back at the top of its game. Drink 2015-2025.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2010, Score: 93-96

    Sweet berry and plum, with wild cherry. Full and velvety. Long finish. Clear and focused fruit. Best in years?

Producer

Château la Dominique

The 23ha La Dominique estate was bought in 1969 by the Fayat family. It shares almost 1 km of land with Cheval Blanc and has also other prestigious neighbors such as La Conseillante.The Fayat family have the clear objective for Château La Dominique, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, and that it is the elevation to the status of Premiere Grand Cru Classé B in the next revision of the classification.Grape varieties are 86% Merl...Read more

The 23ha La Dominique estate was bought in 1969 by the Fayat family. It shares almost 1 km of land with Cheval Blanc and has also other prestigious neighbors such as La Conseillante.The Fayat family have the clear objective for Château La Dominique, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, and that it is the elevation to the status of Premiere Grand Cru Classé B in the next revision of the classification.Grape varieties are 86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ageing is in 50-70% new oak.Read less

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.