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2012 Le Dome

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August 1, 2021 - $92

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

A parcel of almost 100% Cabernet Franc gives this perfumed, classy wine. It's very structured, mineral-textured and darkly dense. Powerful and concentrated, this intense wine will develop into a major statement.

94+ Vinous / IWC

...A host of dark cherry, plum and smoke notes gradually emerge in the glass... I am quite drawn by this fabulous Saint-Emilion that touches Angelus on one side and Canon on the others.

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...plenty of raspberry & blueberry fruit intermixed with spring flower garden notes... with stunning elegance, purity and minerality... quality of the fruit, the complex nuances, and overall equilibrium make for a very special Bordeaux...

16Jancis Robinson

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

2012 Le Dome

It has heaps of fruit and lots of dimension and class. A splendid recruit to the ranks of the super-stars. - Clive Coates, MW