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2005 Château Le Dome

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52871-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright ruby-red. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, plum, licorice and beefsteak tomato, with cooler notes of menthol and violet in the background. Large-scaled, rich and very ripe, with sweet, inviting flavors of plum, mocha, caramel and tobacco framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes with powerful but ripe tannins and excellent length. This is impressive but appears to be in a somewhat sullen stage; on this day, I found it a bit less bright and gripping than the bottle of Les Asteries I tasted alongside it. But this needs some patience. (Incidentally, I enjoyed a bottle of the 2002 Le Dome in Bordeaux this spring and rated it a solid 90 points; my original score had been 88+?.).
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    From the famous flagship estate of Jonathan Malthus, this wine normally has about 75% or more Cabernet Franc in the blend and the rest Merlot. With the great aromatic expression of the vintage, the 2005 Le Dome offers up a smashing fireworks-like display of spring flowers, blueberries, forest floor, raspberries and cherries. Dense purple in color, medium to full-bodied, light on its feet, but super-intense and rich, this wine performed fabulously well, and is one of the superstars and profound efforts of the vintage. It is actually somewhat approachable, which is not always the case with many 2005s. Drink it over the next 20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Has green olive, licorice and cut-wood aromas, with plenty of plum and crushed berry character. Full-bodied, with round, polished tannins and a beautiful finish. A real crowd-pleaser. Best after 2012. 1,000 cases made. ƒA?A?
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Quite dark. Sweet nose - even a little animal/bretty. Sweet maraschino cherries - not classic at all and not for me, but some palates might love this! Certainly flashy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 165 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors