1989 Chateau La Dominique, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru [RP-93pts]


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Tasting Notes:

93 points Wine Advocate

It is a toss-up as to whether the 1990 or 1989 is the better vintage for La Dominique. The 1989 might have a bit more structure and definition, but still shares many of the same characteristics that make the 1990 so special. The opaque ruby/purple color is showing a bit of pink at the rim, but the lavishly exotic nose of blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, licorice, coffee, and toast soars from the glass. The very viscous, thick, juicy flavors are succulent, full-bodied, and very sweet and expansive. This exuberant yet slightly more structured vintage than the 1990 for La Dominique seems to have only great things ahead of it, but why defer your gratification? (RP)  (11/2002)

91 points John Gilman

The 1989 Château la Dominique is quite a lovely drink today, particularly out of larger format. The wine offers up a lovely nose of ripe black cherries, dark berries, menthol, cigar ash, a touch of bell pepper, a good base of soil and a 1980’s style framing of toasty new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and juicy, with a good core, very good focus and grip and a long, ripely tannic finish. Out of jeroboam, this wine still has a bit of tannin that would like to resolve further, but I imagine out of regular-sized format it is à point right now.  (5/2016)

91 points Wine Spectator

Absolutely delicious. Dark ruby-red color. Fresh blackberry, black truffle and cherry character; tastes like Sachertorte, with chocolate and cherries, velvety tannins and a long finish. (JS)  (5/1999)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored properly in a climate controlled cellar.



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