Dominus Estate Christian Moueix
Superripe aromas of plum, cherry, licorice, mocha, smoke and minerals. At once sweet and gripping, with very intense, nuanced flavors of cherry, plum, currant, tobacco, minerals and currant leaf.
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(1992 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 6/95.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009
International Wine Cellar(1990 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 85, July/August 1999. Deep red-ruby. Knockout, Bordeaux-like aromas of cherry syrup, plum, chocolate, mocha and brown spices, plus a faint vegetal complexity. Sweet, smooth and ripe, if not quite as dense as the extraordinary '91. Excellent acidity gives the flavors lovely clarity. Finishes firmly tannic and very long. Extremely suave wine.