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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Le Dôme

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Cab. Franc | Merlot

Le Dome, St Emilion Grand Cru, 1996

12x75cl £1,100.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

This, the first vintage of le Dôme, consistently over-performs. In the most part, the right bank is overshadowed by the Medoc in 1996, but this wine always seems to transcend expectation. Perhaps it is the dominance of Cabernet Franc in the blend that makes this so successful. There’s a very Cabernet bouquet of cassis, cedar, herbs and graphite. It’s not a blockbuster, but there is ample, sweet, floral fruit. There is a real sense of cohesion, elegance, and balance. We have been fortunate to chart this wine’s evolution over the last five years, and it never disappoints. It displays complexity and nuances one associates with bottle age, yet its development has been glacial, hinting at a long future ahead.

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Although only separated by some thirty miles; The Medoc and the Right Bank are very different stylistically, historically and culturally.

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