Robert Parker – 92
Tasted at the château, the 2006 Le Dôme has retained an attractive bouquet with crushed violet and cold limestone scents percolating through the blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry with slightly coarse tannin, mulberry, red plum and Seville orange marmalade here, moderate depth with just a slightly abrupt, muscular finish. It has aged better than Les Asteries and I would be inclined to drink this over the next 5-7 years. Tasted March 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024
Vinous – 90
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.
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5
Thick and sweet on the nose with very gentle palate entry. Quite alcoholic – certainly tastes like the hot vintage they vinified it as. Sweet and treacley – very syrupy and opulent.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020