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81 Ratings
Christian Moueix Dominus Estate

Wine Details

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Wine Advocate #150 (Dec 2003) The impeccably made 2001 Dominus boasts a dense plum/purple color in addition to a fragrant, promising perfume of cocoa, cedar, coffee, roasted herbs, and copious quantities of black fruits. There are 7,000 cases of this 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot blend. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, a layered mid-palate, and a long finish with obvious tannin, it will require 3-4 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1990 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1990 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/16/2010
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Youthfully floral and tight, this vintage of Dominus is a big wine that holds all of its weight behind a powerful structure. And it's the power of that structure that is front and center-red apple-skin acidity and walnut-skin tannin-needing a ribeye with plenty of fat to bring the fruit out of its cage. Stay with it and the wine's earthiness begins to meld with the blueberry and chocolate richness. But it's all completely primary. Put this away for ten years, and drink the Napanook while it matures.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1991 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # E2002 on Feb-97