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Château La Dominique 2005 Magnum

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - Grand Cru Classé - Château La Dominique

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

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Magnum 1,5L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 11%
Merlot 89
Château La Dominique

Château La Dominique

It's impossible to miss this winery with its pretty red facade at Château La Dominique, right in the middle of the Saint-Emilion winegrowing landscape and on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. A wine estate since the 16th century, its name is said to have been chosen by Henri Greloud, its 18th-century owner, in reference to the Caribbean island of La Dominique, which was part of the triangular trade and contributed to the wealth of Bordeaux.

Acquired in 1969 by the Clément Group Fayat, the vineyard has undergone continuous improvements over the years. 

A turning point in its progress was notably its technical complex created by architect Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in 2014. It includes both winemaking spaces and a rooftop reception point with the restaurant "la terrasse rouge". The latter offers a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding vineyards.

The Château La Dominique was named Grand Cru Classé as soon as the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955, so renowned was it even then for the consistency and quality of its wines. It has maintained this position ever since.

Neighboring prestigious Châteaux such as Cheval Blanc, La Conseillante or l'Evangile, Château La Dominique boasts a 29-hectare vineyard planted on clay-gravel, clay-limestone and sandy-clay soils. The grape varieties are 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new.

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Critics Château La Dominique 2005 Magnum.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
93/100
Wine Spectator
91/100

Description Château La Dominique 2005 Magnum.

The 2005 vintage was an exceptional viticultural success for the Bordeaux vineyard. It was a year marked by drought as well as by strong heat in spring and summer, but without excess. These beautiful conditions lasted until the end of the harvest, allowing us to offer grapes of perfect quality.

Blend of the 2005 vintage: 89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet franc.

The robe is a beautiful deep dark color, with garnet-red tinged highlights.

The nose is complex and balanced, offering notes of black fruits, kirsch cherry, pepper and blond tobacco, enhanced by a hint of floral and spicy notes.

Supple and juicy at the attack, it evolves on a fleshy and generous texture, wrapped in a tannic frame of an elegant precision. Playing on a tertiary register of menthol, woody and ripe red fruits, it blooms with freshness on a long racy finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château La Dominique 2005 in magnum will pair perfectly with a roasted shoulder of wild boar, a filet of hare, a rack of lamb confit, a back of rabbit with mustard or a dish of fresh tagliatelle with truffles.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, Morbier or Salers.

For dessert, the pairing will be gourmet with a crunchy praline entremets, a hazelnut tart or a Grand Cru chocolate tart.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Château La Dominique 2005 in magnum can still wait in the cellar until 2035, as the large capacity of the format allows the wine to acquire greater aging potential.

However, it can be wonderfully enjoyed now. To do this, place the bottle in the serving room the night before at a temperature ideally between 15 and 18°C and open it. Otherwise, open it and, if possible, decant it ideally 5 to 6 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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