Château La Dominique 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Emilion Grand Cru-Classé
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The 2016 La Dominique is composed of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 16 months in 60% new oak and 20% one-year-old oak from four different coopers and 20% in tanks. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features black cherry compote, blackberry pie, sautéed herbs and tree bark with wafts of tobacco and a touch of underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied, very firm and structured with a lively lift to the finish. About 6,667 cases produced.
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This wine is impressive in both structure and ripe, generous fruits. It is solid, with good potential for aging, though the dark tannins suggest that it will develop slowly. Enjoy through 2032.
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An alluring, intriguing style, featuring dark fig, boysenberry and melted licorice notes wrapped together and flowing through, while hints of graphite and warm ganache hang in the background. Feels polished, with well-buried racy acidity. Distinctive and nicely done. Drink now through 2034. 6,667 cases made.
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Un nez en retrait, avec des touche de figue et d’orange sanguine. La matière est massive, Un millésime fait pour durer.
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Fruits rouges, ronce, notes de pruneau, vanillé. Bouche ample, attaque franche, belle acidité, tannins ronds, belle allonge.
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Ideally located northwest of Saint-Emilion, on the edge of the Pomerol appellation, the 29 hectares of La Dominique, owned by the Fayat family since 1969, are distinguished by a remarkable terroir, whose excellent plots adjoin the most famous in the region - Cheval Blanc, Figeac, La Conseillante, L'Evangile.

In 2013, the traditional 18th century residence welcomed an avant-garde cellar designed by Jean Nouvel, an internationally renowned architect.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château La Dominique
  • Type of wine
    Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • Superficy
    23 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    60% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2038
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is made with a vineyard that has an area of 23 hectares by Château La Dominique. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 60% of new barrels.


If the name of Saint-Emilion shelters a fortified historic village registered in the World heritage of UNESCO, it also counts two appellations of controlled origin of world fame. Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (in this appellation, the wines can benefit from the mentions Grand Cru Classé or Premier Grand Cru Classé). Geographically intertwined, these two appellations enjoy a tremendous diversity of soils and subsoils and give wines of a great variety: supple, powerful, fine, fruity or mineral. If the areas of these two appellations merge, only the best wines are entitled to the Grand Cru appellation. All of them carry the values ​​of conviviality, authenticity and high quality.