Chateau La Dominique Saint-Emilion 2018
Owned by the Fayat family since 1969, and with each decade, the wine appears to be getting better. Especially with Jean-Luc Thunevin coming on board in 2007. Chateau La Dominique is near the famous Cheval Blanc and Figeac in St. Emilion as well as La Conseillante and L'Evangile in Pomerol. The terrior is deep with gravel over clay with sand, very similar to the soil found at Cheval Blanc. A superb right bank property, elegantly styled and most recently added a new restaurant to their property. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site since 1999 includes an avant-garde cellar designed by world famous architect Jean Nouvel.
"Tasting more like a great Pomerol than a Saint-Emilion (which makes sense given its location), the 2018 Château La Dominique is a knockout winner in this great vintage and should be snatched up by readers. A blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals a dense purple hue as well as gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, ripe black cherries, spring flowers, damp earth, and truffle. These carry to a full-bodied, sweetly fruited, sexy 2018 with incredible purity, a solid spine of acidity, ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish. It's already impossible to resist, yet it should evolve for 15-20 years with no issues. Bravo!" Jeb Dunnuck
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