2005 La Dominique, St-Emilion (6L)

SKU #1276377 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is one of the sexy 2005s, a rarity given this slow-evolving vintage that is evolving more like a glacier. Dense ruby/purple, with sweet cassis fruit, black cherries, fruitcake and cedar, this full-bodied wine has a luscious texture. This is a big La Dominique from proprietor Clément Fayat. It can be drunk now, or cellared for another 10-15 years. (RP)  (6/2015)

89-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 This property has really improved, and the modern, new wood flavors are great testimony to that. The fruit is ripe, almost New World in style, but keeps the proper Bordeaux sense of proportion.  (6/2006)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep red. Plum, truffle, leather, coffee and mocha on the nose. Fat, lush and sweet, with the truffley quality carrying through onto the palate. The major tannins reach the incisors. Not exactly an elegant style, but there's plenty of material here.  (5/2008)

Wine Spectator

 Displays coffee and prune on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish of chocolate, berry and vanilla. Needs a little more on the finish to be outstanding. Best after 2012. (JS)  (3/2008)

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion