Château La Dominique

Grand Cru Classé St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1440 ratings
9.287 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 | dark colour, classy Bordeaux smell with red fruit, laurel and brushwood. I gave it a two hours decant, but still much power and tannins. Does not have the real depth of a great year, but is very decent and enjoyable. Perhaps a bit over extracted. Charming wine. Paired with a Cote de Boeuf and ratatouille, cheeses afterwards.

Vintage 2014 | dark colour, classy Bordeaux smell with red fruit, laurel and brushwood. I gave it a two hours decant, but still much power and tannins. Does not have the real depth of a great year, but is very decent and enjoyable. Perhaps a bit over extracted. Charming wine. Paired with a Cote de Boeuf and ratatouille, cheeses afterwards.

Jun 6th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Mid to dark Crimson. Initially not giving much on the nose after decanting. After some time and a lot of swirling in the glass, aromas of black currant and McBaren’s Plum Cake pipe tobacco which I used to smoke at college many decades ago. Unusually for La Dominque this is 100% Merlot with zero Cabernet Franc. Palate is still lively and fresh with a long future ahead. Supple and persistent. La Dominique is surrounded by high profile neighbours with the best parcels bordered by Cheval Blanc. Other neighbours include Figeac, Conseillante and L’Evangile. Will leave the next for 2 or 3 years.

Mid to dark Crimson. Initially not giving much on the nose after decanting. After some time and a lot of swirling in the glass, aromas of black currant and McBaren’s Plum Cake pipe tobacco which I used to smoke at college many decades ago. Unusually for La Dominque this is 100% Merlot with zero Cabernet Franc. Palate is still lively and fresh with a long future ahead. Supple and persistent. La Dominique is surrounded by high profile neighbours with the best parcels bordered by Cheval Blanc. Other neighbours include Figeac, Conseillante and L’Evangile. Will leave the next for 2 or 3 years.

Jun 17th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cab Franc & 2% Cab Sauv, aromas, aged for 16 months in 60% new oak, aromas of ripe fruit and enticing spice notes. On the palate generous fruit flavors, cherry and sweet plum with herb spice and earthy notes. Full body, rich tannins, lingering ending with oak and spice. Nice.

A blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cab Franc & 2% Cab Sauv, aromas, aged for 16 months in 60% new oak, aromas of ripe fruit and enticing spice notes. On the palate generous fruit flavors, cherry and sweet plum with herb spice and earthy notes. Full body, rich tannins, lingering ending with oak and spice. Nice.

Mar 16th, 2019
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.3

Black fruit, rust, hints of vanilla, wow, great wine!

Black fruit, rust, hints of vanilla, wow, great wine!

Feb 14th, 2019
Ken Z
9.4

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

A very nice wine from this estate. Dominated by purple and black fruits, this one will likely drink well early and for many more years.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

A very nice wine from this estate. Dominated by purple and black fruits, this one will likely drink well early and for many more years.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Nearly 100% Merlot in this Right Bank Blend. Cassis and dusty plum. Unmistakably Bordeaux. Sweet palate but drying tannins to finish off.

Nearly 100% Merlot in this Right Bank Blend. Cassis and dusty plum. Unmistakably Bordeaux. Sweet palate but drying tannins to finish off.

May 7th, 2018
Aaron Means

W/ lunch at La Terrasse Rouge. It's modern stylings went well with the roasted chicken with winter vegetables.

W/ lunch at La Terrasse Rouge. It's modern stylings went well with the roasted chicken with winter vegetables.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

Fruity and modern. @La Terrasse Rouge

Fruity and modern. @La Terrasse Rouge

Mar 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

Very new worldish and hedonistic Bordeaux blend. @La Terrasse Rouge.

Very new worldish and hedonistic Bordeaux blend. @La Terrasse Rouge.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Brian S

Nose: burnt toast, charred meat.
Taste: black plum, charred black cherries, tobacco.
86% merlot.
50% new barrels, 18 months.

Nose: burnt toast, charred meat.
Taste: black plum, charred black cherries, tobacco.
86% merlot.
50% new barrels, 18 months.

Mar 1st, 2018