2008 Château Le Dome

  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52871-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Full medium ruby. Lovely cabernet franc perfume to the aromas of dark raspberry, graphite, flowers and licorice. Chewy, layered and sweet but tightly wound, with strong minerality and vibrant florality enlivening the middle palate. This really spreads out to dust the palate with flavor. Ultimately quite minerally and classically dry in spite of its full ripeness, and very long on the aftertaste. Leaves the taste buds vibrating. This singular wine is normally about 80% cabernet franc.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    This shows a smokier, fleshier profile, with lots of tobacco leaf, spice and mulled plum fruit, all laced with a streak of earth that pushes nicely through the toasty, espresso-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015. 830 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2011
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2008 Le Dôme is turning into a really quite lovely Saint Émilion. Now at a decade old, this has arrived at a sweet spot, atypically quite classic in style. As I remarked in 2012 when I last tasted it, this Le Dôme sports earthy tobacco-tinged red fruit on the nose, the iodine and cassis element having ebbed away. There is wonderful freshness here, frankly, not a million miles away from Figeac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite sensual in style with a fine backbone, open and generous, with commendable complexity on the finish. It is a little abrupt on the finish but otherwise, Jonathan Maltus and his team oversaw a quite delicious Le Dôme that is ageing with grace. (Tasted from a sample sent by Jonathan Maltus.)
    Drink Dates: 2018-2035
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: February 2018
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Some rather odd aromas on this. Then polished fruit but there is something a bit odd about it. And it turns in on itself on the finish.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2027
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: January 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    An opaque purple color is followed by notes of graphite, mulberries, blueberries and flowers. The 2008 is broad, savory and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, decent acidity, a textured, complex mouthfeel and no hard edges. It, too, should drink nicely for 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2026
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 194
  • Self | Rating: 91

    medium ruby with light oak influences. Nothing special, typical mid-range bordeaux with cherry, mineral, and cedar. Its amazing how different and better the 2009 was. Vintage makes a big difference here.
    Author: cloudon

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 58 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 14 collectors)