Le Dome 2018

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Le Dome, Le Dome, 2018

Tasting Notes Le Dome 2018

97-99

Le Dome is from the JCP Maltus portfolio of skillfully crafted Saint-Émilion wines. Neil White is the head winemaker and Thomas Duclos is a consultant here. The 2018 Le Dome is composed of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, with a 3.82 pH and 14.3% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little coy in the beginning, requiring considerable coaxing to allow fragrant earth, rose hip tea, preserved plums and raspberry pie notions to emerge, giving way to notes of pencil shavings, woodsmoke and camphor. Full-bodied, firm and finely grained, the profound palate is sparked by energetic mineral and red fruit notes, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and just enough acidity to lift the very long, very fragrant finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
96

This is buttoned down and pretty closed right now, with a reductive edge that clears in the glass. There's a ton of freshness here, alongside the slow moving power of the tannins and well knitted fruits. An accomplished, well made wine, although it's a little overbearing with its marzipan and bitter chocolate notes on the finish. This is made in the Pavie style rather than the Ausone style, that's for sure. 80% new oak for malo and maturation. 3.82pH.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
93-96

The 2018 Le Dôme is dense, powerful and packed, with stunning Cabernet Franc inflections that lend energy, nuance and tension. Black cherry, chocolate, leather, spice, espresso and menthol all build in this potent, sumptuous wine full of personality and character. There is so much to like and to look forward to. Le Dôme is often more forbidding in its youth. The 2018 is especially showy.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
93-94

Big and juicy red here with a full body, dense and intense fruit and a long and flavorful finish. A little old-school, but impressive.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
90-93

Toasty, featuring a cocoa note mixed in with the plum, cherry and tobacco flavors. A toasty accent hangs around on the finish. Shows depth and weight, but remains a bit shy on detail. Wait and see what happens.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019

Le Dome Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Dome 2018 Le Dome POA 12x75cl
Le Dome 2017 Le Dome £1,250.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2016 Le Dome £1,952.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2015 Le Dome £1,100.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2014 Le Dome £690.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2013 Le Dome £650.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2012 Le Dome £650.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2012 Le Dome £350.00 6x75cl
Le Dome 2011 Le Dome £750.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2010 Le Dome £2,738.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2009 Le Dome £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2008 Le Dome £1,000.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2007 Le Dome £1,545.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2006 Le Dome £1,688.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2005 Le Dome £1,600.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2004 Le Dome £850.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2003 Le Dome £944.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2002 Le Dome £625.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2001 Le Dome £980.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2000 Le Dome £1,400.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1999 Le Dome £550.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1998 Le Dome £1,236.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1997 Le Dome £545.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1996 Le Dome £1,100.00 12x75cl