2006 Le Dôme, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The brilliant 2006 Le Dome (94) offers plenty of cassis and camphor as well as a terrific texture and that almost surreal lightness that comes from the high percentage of Cabernet Franc and what is obviously a top-flight vineyard. This elegant offering is not as dense as the 2008, but it is capable of lasting 15 or more years. This is the winery that made everyone recognize what Jonathan Maltus was doing in St.-Emilion. The expatriate from England produces this cuvee, which may possess the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc in the St.-Emilion appellation.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, plum, licorice, violet, coffee and mocha; very cabernet franc. Lush, rich and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth spicy and floral lift. The most serious and concentrated of Jonathan Maltus's group of 2006s, this should really be held for at least a few years. The sweet finishing flavors dust the palate.
A very attractive wine, with berry, chocolate and light toasty oak on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium, caressing finish. Very pretty, if young. Best after 2013. (Web-2009)