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87 Ratings
Dominus Estate Christian Moueix

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) In 2005, weather, budbreak and set were ideal, allowing us to harvest quality grapes and to reduce intervention in the cellar. Dominus 2005 is dark red, almost deep crimson in color. The nose is dense and compact, filled with dark berries, blond tobacco, black cherries and cacao. The entry is both powerful and supple, spherical in quality. Perfectly ripe, the enveloped tannins are firm, rounded and elegant. Black fruit and licorice linger throughout the evolution in mouth, well-balanced and harmonious. A superb vintage. The 2005 blend consists of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. No Merlot was used in the blend this year. This wine clearly has tremendous aging potential. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 85, July/August 1999 Very saturated dark red-ruby. Youthful, supercomplex aromas of plum liqueur, currant, brown spices, leather and chocolate, plus an ineffable animal/vegetal/mineral element. Wonderful penetrating sweetness in the mouth; dense, thick, very intensely flavored and pungent. Sharply delineated. Perhaps not quite the sheer size of the '94. Finishes extremely long and focused, with fine tannins an...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # E2002 on Feb-97
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate