Dome 2020

St Emilion, Grand Cru

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The 2020 Le Dôme is just as fabulous as it was from barrel. Cabernet Franc drives this blend, as it always does. Cedar, mocha, tobacco, licorice, red plum and dried herbs build effortlessly as this dramatic, potent Saint-Émilion shows its alluring personality. Seamless and potent, with captivating depth, Le Dôme is lights out.

Score: 96

Antonio Galloni, Inside Bordeaux Maturity: 2025-2038 23 February 2023

The 2020 Le Dôme is just as fabulous as it was from barrel. Cabernet Franc drives this blend, as it always does. Cedar, mocha, tobacco, licorice, red plum and dried herbs build effortlessly as this dramatic, potent Saint-Émilion shows its alluring personality. Seamless and potent, with captivating depth, Le Dôme is lights out.

Score: 96

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2025-2038 01 December 2022

The 2020 Le Dôme is incredibly elegant and polished; I can't remember a vintage of Le Dôme with this much finesse and nuance. Bright floral aromatics lead into a core of sculpted red cherry fruit. Dried rose petal, mint, blood orange and cinnamon open with a bit of time in the glass. A promising wine.

Score: 94 - 96

Antonio Galloni, Inside Bordeaux Maturity: 2030-2050 01 June 2021

Delivers the floral aromatics and sculpted architecture of Cabernet Franc, with raspberry and black cherry fruits studded with white pepper, sage, slate. Much of the Cabernet Franc from Vieux Château Mazerat went into Le Dôme to maintain quality even after the issues with yield in 2020. 10ha of vines around the new winery, all going into this wine - although the winery was only fully finished for the 2021 vintage. Le Dôme missed out on classification in the latest 2022 ranking, and the quality here shows why it was such a shame. 80% new oak

Score: 97

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux Maturity: 2026-2048 15 February 2023

Sappy, intense, beautifully fresh florals and well defined tannins, with the signature muscled broodiness of Le Dôme. There is a gorgeous chalkiness on the finish giving clear uplift without taking away from the generosity of the blueberry and raspberry fruit. New cellars, designed by Sir Norman Foster, will be opening fully for the 2021 harvest, and there is a hope that Le Dôme will be classified in next year's 2022 ranking (if so, this 2020 vintage would have the right to put it on the label). 80% new oak,

Score: 96

Jane Anson, Decanter.com Maturity: 2028 - 2045 18 May 2021

The 2020 Le Dôme has a complex bouquet with black cherries, pain d'épices, blueberry and subtle tobacco aromas. Fine delineation, it gains some intensity with aeration. The palate is the most tensile of Jonathan Maltus's 2020s: fine tannins, touches of white pepper and balsamic, nicely focused towards the finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.

Score: 94

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026-2025 08 February 2023

The 2020 Le Dôme has a complex bouquet with black cherries, pain d'épices, blueberry and subtle tobacco aromas. Fine delineation, it gains some intensity with aeration. The palate is the most tensile of Jonathan Maltus's 2020s: fine tannins, touches of white pepper and balsamic, nicely focused towards the finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.

Score: 94

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026-2025 01 December 2022

The 2020 Le Dôme has a backward nose that demands coaxing, eventually revealing very attractive blackberry, wild strawberry, blood orange and crushed stone aromas. The way this builds with aeration is very promising. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, quite structured and maybe a little more austere than recent vintages. That comes through on the finish, which seems to be clamped down at the moment. It will require several years of bottle age, but it will be worth the wait.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026 - 2046 27 May 2021

The 2020 Le Dôme has a backward nose that demands coaxing, eventually revealing very attractive blackberry, wild strawberry, blood orange and crushed stone aromas. The way this builds with aeration is very promising. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, quite structured and maybe a little more austere than recent vintages. That comes through on the finish, which seems to be clamped down at the moment. It will require several years of bottle age, but it will be worth the wait.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026-2046 01 May 2021

Jonathan Maltus’s 2020 Le Dôme looks to be a brilliant wine. Mostly Cabernet Franc from a site not far from Angélus, it has a beautiful array of darker berry fruit (as well as some blue tinges) to go with medium to full-bodied richness, a pure, seamless texture, and ultra-fine tannins. Thomas Duclos now consults here, and the wine today plays more in the finessed, elegant, classically styled end of the spectrum while not giving up much with regard to fruit, richness, or texture. The freshness and purity of this 2020 is something, and it’s going to shine with 4-6 years of bottle age yet keep for two decades.

Score: 94 - 97

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 25 May 2021

The 2020 Le Dome is a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot with an alcohol of 13.9% and a pH of 3.69. The Merlot was harvested on September 29th, with the Cabernet Franc on October 8th and 9th. It is being aged in 80% new French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes storming out of the glass with thunderous scents of stewed plums, blueberry preserves and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by impactful, fragrant notions of rose oil, ground cloves, eucalyptus and pencil shavings. The palate is jaw-droppingly elegant, considering the power of the nose, featuring elegantly crafted black and red fruit layers with very ripe, finely grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

Score: 97 - 99

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2027 - 2057 21 May 2021

80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot. Cask sample. Aromatically reticent on the nose, the floral note more evident on the palate. Big tannic frame but again tight, firm and hard-edged. Juice and freshness all the way through but slightly dry and chewy on the finish. Benefit of the doubt it will harmonise and open. (JL)

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com 08 May 2021

Extremely perfumed with chewy, polished tannins that are fine and gorgeous. Minerally undertones to the berry, wet-earth and spice character.

Score: 94 - 95

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 20 April 2021