Tasted blind. Lightish garnet. A little like dried cherry – a touch oxidised? Better on the palate, chalky tannins but not much charm. Dry finish. Thin. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2023
Robert Parker 91
The 2013 Le Dôme is a very respectable Saint Emilion from Jonathan Maltus OBE, a wine that I appreciated from barrel and likewise in bottle. It has a crisp, focused bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow and subtle orange blossom notes. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin but they are cloaked in plenty of crisp, almost citrus-fresh fruit. It is still a tad masculine compared to recent vintages, but it will soften up and drink well for the next decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030