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Le Dome 2015

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94-96 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Le Dôme is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot picked on October 2 and 6. It has a clean and precise bouquet, tightly wound at first, gently warming up, developing more delineation and focus. This might be a more understated Le Dôme compared to recent years, but you might argue more sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive density, a vein of dark chocolate on the entry that is rapidly overtaken by layers of lightly spiced black fruit. The finish is tightly wound at the moment, but it will open by the time of bottling. What I like here is the fineness of the tannin, something not always exuded by Mathus' top cuvée. It simply expresses the joys of Cabernet Franc and it should age nicely over the next 5-20 years." 4/16 #224 94-95 Points, James Suckling: 'A juicy red with walnut, berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full and savory. Loads of fruit and chewy tannins." 3/16. 90-93 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator:"This is packed with lots of raspberry, cherry and boysenberry paste notes pushed by warm fruitcake and licorice. Integrated despite its heft, with a coating of sweet spice on the finish providing a nicely polished feel." Issue web only, 2016. Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 Le Dôme, 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, shows good energy and saline tension that is such a signature of Cabernet Franc-based wines. At the same time, there is plenty of the signature Maltus richness and intensity here. Le Dôme is the most distinctive wine in the range today." 4/16

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Château Le Dome:
Château Teyssier is a Saint Emilion Grand Cru situated in the heart of the Saint Emilion Appellation. The Estate is steeped in history that dates back to the 1700’s, but by the time that Jonathan and Lyn Maltus arrived at the Estate in 1994, the vineyard consisted of five and a half hectares in the commune of Vignonet on the plain of Saint Emilion. The vineyards now extend to over fifty hectar... Read more
Château Teyssier is a Saint Emilion Grand Cru situated in the heart of the Saint Emilion Appellation. The Estate is steeped in history that dates back to the 1700’s, but by the time that Jonathan and Lyn Maltus arrived at the Estate in 1994, the vineyard consisted of five and a half hectares in the commune of Vignonet on the plain of Saint Emilion. The vineyards now extend to over fifty hectares under vine, a large part of which are situated amongst Cru Classé. terroir on the cotes hugging the village of Saint Emilion. With the average size of a Saint Emilion Château being around five acres this makes Château Teyssier a certain size. Read less

94-96 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Le Dôme is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot picked on October 2 and 6. It has a clean and precise bouquet, tightly wound at first, gently warming up, developing more delineation and focus. This might be a more understated Le Dôme compared to recent years, but you might argue more sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive density, a vein of dark chocolate on the entry that is rapidly overtaken by layers of lightly spiced black fruit. The finish is tightly wound at the moment, but it will open by the time of bottling. What I like here is the fineness of the tannin, something not always exuded by Mathus' top cuvée. It simply expresses the joys of Cabernet Franc and it should age nicely over the next 5-20 years." 4/16 #224 94-95 Points, James Suckling: 'A juicy red with walnut, berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full and savory. Loads of fruit and chewy tannins." 3/16. 90-93 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator:"This is packed with lots of raspberry, cherry and boysenberry paste notes pushed by warm fruitcake and licorice. Integrated despite its heft, with a coating of sweet spice on the finish providing a nicely polished feel." Issue web only, 2016. Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 Le Dôme, 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, shows good energy and saline tension that is such a signature of Cabernet Franc-based wines. At the same time, there is plenty of the signature Maltus richness and intensity here. Le Dôme is the most distinctive wine in the range today." 4/16

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