Saint Domingue Saint-Emilion 2000
French construction tycoon Clément Fayat acquired Chateau La Dominique in 1969, an estate offering a high class terroir, located on the western side of the Saint-Emilion appellation. He brought on famed winemaker Michel Rolland to oversee vinification.
Saint Domingue is the little brother to the Chateau's eponymous wine, made from the same Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on the same gravelly and sandy soil. The wine, intense and opulent upon release, has mellowed and is ready to drink right from the bottle.
|Wine Advocate: 92|
|Undoubtedly the most impressive Saint-Domingue I have tasted, this wine tastes like proprietor Clement Fayat's La Dominique on steroids, opaque purple-colored with a glorious nose of creme de cassis, vanilla, chocolate, and espresso. Once past the ostentatious aromatics, this chewy, low-acid, plump, full-bodied wine is dense, rich, with great intensity, purity, and plenty of power. This is obviously a modern-styled St.-Emilion, but a huge crowd-pleaser and a wine capable of lasting 12-15 more years, possibly longer.|