The Future’s Definitely Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018 (Mar 2021)

The 2018 Le Dôme remains very tight and backward on the nose. Left to open for several hours, it manifests blackberry, briar and iris, then mint and menthol aromas join the chorus line. But it is all very tightly packed at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe entry, quite plush and dense, touches of graphite infusing the black fruit and then finally opening up toward a more expressive finish. As I mentioned before, this is a Le Dôme that demands bottle age – several years, preferably.