A charmer of a wine, all fruit and sweet tannins. It is dense, the flavors going right down into the core of the wine and bringing back beautiful red perfumed fruits. La Dominique, next door to Cheval Blanc, is now performing well.
With Jean-Luc Thienpont of Château Valandraud acting as consultant, la Dominique is developing beautifully. Its tannins are rich, rounded, mingling with great black berry and spice flavors.
89-91 Barrel sample. This property has really improved, and the modern, new wood flavors are great testimony to that. The fruit is ripe, almost New World in style, but keeps the proper Bordeaux sense of proportion.
89–91. Barrel sample. A very juicy wine made from grapes that were probably too ripe, this wine does have structure, but it shows only slowly through the soft, very juicy fruit flavors.