2008 Le Dome, Saint-Emilion (750ml)

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2008 Le Dome

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Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 94WA, 94WE, 92V
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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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.

94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 194 - May 2011)

Smooth, perfumed and elegant, this Cabernet Franc-dominated wine has rounded tannins, layered acidity and a dark power of ripe tannins. It is both concentrated and fresh, a great combination.

94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2011)

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.

92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2011)