2022 Ch La Dominique Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Dominique
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2027 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch La Dominique Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Dominique
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drinking 2027 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £220.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 La Dominique has a backward nose, not as immediate as its peers. Consequently affording it 10 minutes to open, it reveals blackberry, raspberry, oyster shell and briny scents. Quite cerebral. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, red fruit laced with graphite and smoke, classically-styled toward the finish. This is a Saint-Émilion that has refound its mojo in recent vintages and it will repay bottle age. Drink 2029-2055

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 La Dominique is stellar. Rich, deep and beautifully layered, the 2022 impresses with its fine balance. Succulent red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, rose petal and mocha all take shape in the glass. All the elements come together beautifully in a polished, notable La Dominique. Tasted two times.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    With vineyards neighbouring Ch Cheval Blanc, this is perfectly representative of the vintage. Morello cherries, delicate blueberry and bilberry aromas, with sandalwood and cedar from the French oak. The palate starts supple and gently, with an initially smooth mouthfeel that is then enlivened by crunchy tannins. This will blossom with time in the cellar.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Lovely fruit here with black berry, redcurrants and tile aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, very well integrated tannins and a lightly chewy finish, showing the potential of the vintage.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 17+

    Dense, fresh and spicy. Tannins rounded and refined. Lovely texture with freshness as well. Clean and poised with length on the finish. Well-judged extraction. One of the best from this estate for a while. (James Lawther MW) Drink 2028 – 2042

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 94

    Deep plum in colour, vibrant edging. Plenty of personality and depth to the fruit, this has a beautiful balance of power and lightness. They really have done a great job in recent years at La Dominique of bringing out the subtle complexities of the terroir, and this highlights brushed damson and cassis, cherry pit, nectarine pit, wtih restrained crushed crock and slate character that give relief and constrast to the sweet intensity of the fruit. An impressive La Dominique that retains juice and spice if not entirely escaping the hige intensity of the vintage. Gwendeline Lucas CEO, Yann Monties (ex Haut Bailly) winemaker, 60% first wine, 50% new oak, 38hl/h yield. Tasted twice.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2022 Château La Dominique is another brilliant wine from this château, which is located on the northern edge of Saint-Emilion, bordering Pomerol. A blend of 88% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it sports a vivid ruby/purple hue as well as a great nose of red and black fruits, spring flowers, loamy earth, and baking spices. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, silky, and wonderfully balanced, this seamless, elegant 2022 will round into form with just 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20-25 years.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 La Dominique needs a swirl or two to unlock notes of juicy blueberries, blackberry pie, and kirsch, giving way to underlying wafts of pencil shavings and tar. The full-bodied palate is plush and juicy, with bags of expressive black and blue fruits, finishing with a red berry lift. The blend this year is 88% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 17+

    Rather good; this is an expressive wine with a firm, redfruited theme and a bold, structured finish. The oak is robust and cradles the Merlot theme with powerful arms, but this will soften, allowing the fruit to flesh out.

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.