****(*): intens en krachtig, toast en confiture, op effect gemaakt, wel een goede wijn
90-92: The Château La Dominique 2014 is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc matured in 60% new oak. It has a little more composure on the nose compared to recent vintages: black cherries, iodine and floral notes developing, though I would still prefer to see more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, quite plush in the mouth with soft blackberry tinged with allspice and graphite on the finish. This is a structured La Dominique that just needs to muster a little more precision on the hard finish.
94: Well situated next to Château Cheval Blanc, this is a very polished 2014. Sleek and elegant with prominent Cabernet Franc perfume and sweet red and black fruits on the palate. Long, fine and sensitively oaked, it’s smooth and well balanced, but with understated concentration. Delicious stuff. (13.5%; 85Me, 15CF)