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2006 Le Dome

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2006 Le Dome from Le Dome, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

The 2006 vintage from the esteemed Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux is one that offered winemakers a challenging yet rewarding canvas. Amidst these creations, the 2006 Le Dome from Le Dome distinguishes itself with a composition that speaks volumes on the resilience and mastery inherent in this corner of viticultural France.


A Vintage Reflective of Nature's Whims

Meticulously cultivated, the grapes that birthed the 2006 Le Dome endured an uneasy start to the growing year, beset by erratic weather. However, as the season progressed, a late rally in conditions graced the fruit with a complexity and layering not omnipresent across Bordeaux vintages. It is precisely this hard-fought maturation process that imparts upon this iteration of Le Dome an expanse of tannic structure mingled seamlessly with ripe fruit integrity.


An Investment in Gastronomic Richness

Connoisseurs with a discerning palate for Bordeaux will note how the 2006 Le Dome stands apart with its bouquet; cassis and truffle notes are ensnared by subtle oak invitations. Palate wise, this wine from Le Dome is both a robust sojourn across dark fruits and an intricate exploration of earthier undertones. Investment-minded enthusiasts will find solace in knowing that such a profile promises both immediate pleasure and long-term maturation potential.

In terms of investment acumen, the enduring nature of Saint-Émilion terroir interwoven with the seasoned artistry of Le Dome suggests that this 2006 vintage warrants serious consideration amidst portfolios. As its layers evolve, this wine's narrative will endlessly enchant those fortunate enough to hold it within their cellars.


A Summary for the Discerning Investor

The 2006 Le Dome is a prime example of a wine maturing into its promise, reflecting a year where meticulous cultivation was paramount. For investors seeking out noteworthy additions to their collection, this particular expression is imbued with the prestige of Saint-Émilion and the assertive elegance associated with fine Bordeaux—a true contender for diversifying any discerning investor’s oenological assets.

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Tasted at the château, the 2006 Le Dôme has retained an attractive bouquet with crushed violet and cold limestone scents percolating through the blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry with slightly coarse tannin, mulberry, red plum and Seville orange marmalade here, moderate depth with just a slightly abrupt, muscular finish. It has aged better than Les Asteries and I would be inclined to drink this over the next 5-7 years. Tasted March 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016

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