2010 La Dominique, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
Polished and rich nose with dark deep fruit and dense minerality. Wonderful pure ripe fruit on the palate with a long layered texture and super velvety tannins. So good to drink already now, but tannins will soften over the next four years.
Ripe, juicy aromas, a wine that then offers sweet fruit, great flavors, a ripe wine with blackberry flavors and balanced tannins.
Delivers a gorgeous note of crème de cassis, followed by dark plum, anise, blackberry coulis and blueberry reduction notes. A glorious display of fruit, with well-embedded charcoal and graphite accents that help the finish drive on with authority. Should age wonderfully. A very strong showing for this estate. Best from 2016 through 2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine displays plenty of licorice, Christmas fruitcake, black currants, licorice, truffles and some espresso notes. Full-bodied, viscous and somewhat reminiscent of many 2009s, given its blast of fruit, glycerin and heady alcohol, this is a beautifully rich St.-Emilion for pleasure seekers. Don’t discount its ageability, as I am sure it has two decades ahead of it.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-purple. Syrupy blackberry, red cherry and Oriental spices on the nose. Then surprisingly fresh and juicy in the mouth, offering dense flavors of black and red fruits, oaky torrefaction and herbs. Finishes with noteworthy length, noble tannins and a trace of heat