2011 - Le Dôme Grand Cru St Emilion
06B1DOMEM _ 2011 - Le Dôme Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x150cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Le Dôme
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Merlot
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
6x150cl
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2011 LE DÔME GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Le Dôme
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Merlot
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,004.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 94-96

    Proprietor Jonathan Maltus produced 1,000 cases of this phenomenal 2011. A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, this backward, slightly unformed St.-Emilion is bursting with exciting potential. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by notes of wet steel, lead pencil shavings, Asian spice, spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries. While the aromatics are suppressed, the flavors explode across the palate with thrilling intensity and purity. This should be a remarkable success story in this vintage, which has been somewhat forgotten as it follows the great years of 2009 and 2010. Give the 2011 5-6 years of cellaring in order to develop more aromatic complexity, and drink it over the following two decades. Drink: 2017-2037.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 91-92

    Sweet flavors of berry, minerals and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a long finish. Tight and solid.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 17.5

    Deep colour. Characteristically fresh, fragrant and long (80% Cabernet Franc). Tight, powerful, tannic frame. A touch less elegance than seen lately. Drink 2018-2030. (4 stars).

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Producer

Le Dôme

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.