Located on the edge of Pomerol and in the western part of the Saint-Emilion appellation, Château La Dominique is one of the most prestigious properties on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region. Boldness, precision and generosity are the key words that guide this Grand Cru Classé in the making of its wines.
The name of Château La Dominique comes from a rich merchant who owned the estate at the end of the 18th century. The name was inspired by the famous island of the same name in the Caribbean.
An illustrious reference among the wines of Saint-Émilion, Château La Dominique looks after a 30-hectare vineyard on brown sandy and clay soils.
The 2015 vintage was exceptional and ranks among the great years of Bordeaux. From April to June, the weather conditions were perfect. At harvest time, the grapes had reached an ideal phenolic ripeness, with levels similar to 2009 and 2010.
Winemaking and ageing
Once the grapes had been harvested by hand, vinification took place in temperature-controlled vats. 2015 is the first vintage in the new winery, a state of the art vinification tool allowing for gentle extractions with extended maceration over 4 weeks. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Cabernet franc (13%)
Cabernet sauvignon (2%).
In its flamboyant youth, the colour of Dominique 2015 has a lovely inky hue.
Pure and with a delicious freshness, the nose unveils elegant fruity scents of crushed blackberry and blueberry.
Delicately woody, the palate entices with its quite tight tannins, its crunchy fruit and its vivacity.
Composed of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 16 months in 60% new and 40% one-year-old barrels, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 La Dominique is earthy on the nose with notions of red and black currants, blueberry compote, spice cake and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and opulent with beautiful purity, it's soft and seductive in the mouth, finishing long and perfumed, displaying wonderful energy.