The 2016 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red is a masterpiece and a, "legend in the making." James Suckling
The rate at which Dominus is producing 100 point scores is staggering!
This release is the third vintage in four years that the wine has garnered a perfect score: 2013, 2015, and now this offer, 2016.
The Best One Yet?
We've said many times before, press is nice, but, the real test is what's inside the bottle?
Our First Impression
We have tasted the 2016 and it is outstanding!
Like prior vintages, it has a Bordeaux-like profile, which makes sense since Dominus Estate was founded in 1981 by Christian Moueix, the then owner of Château Pétrus in Pomerol. Ever since then, this California icon is known for capturing the essence of premier Bordeaux.
"Offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats... It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would." Wine Advocate
Ah, the ongoing Dominus dilemma: To drink or cellar?
I'm doing both!
By David Gettenberg
Englewood Wine Merchants