2006 Dominus 1.5L

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2006 Dominus
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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

($130) Bright red-ruby. Lovely floral lift contributes precision to the aromas of raspberry, rose petal and licorice. Sweet, high-pitched and sharply delineated; velvety but not thick. There's a juicy quality to the ripe red fruit, mineral and graphite flavors, not to mention a firm underlying spine, that promises a long and positive evolution in bottle. Quite young but not austere, finishing with building tannins and lovely lift. The lingering perfume of red fruits, pepper, flowers and licorice is unusually complex. A really superb 2006, seemingly every bit as good as the sensational 2005.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Jancis Robinson | 19

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Intense, powerful and tightly tannic, with a complex mix of smoke, tobacco, green olive, herbs and black spice to go with ripe cassis/black cherry fruit. Multi-layered, even in infancy. (LM)

Drink Dates: 2013-2024
Author: Linda Murphy


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Wine Advocate | 96

Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish.

Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Issue: 0510

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Score: 93
Author: dozman3
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/23/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
this wine is absolutely prime time. perfectly balanced, full bodied with wonderful complexity

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Score: 96
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/07/2014
Drink Dates: 2008-2033

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Score: 90
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 10/08/2013

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Score: 90
Author: Mcaz
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/29/2013

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Score: 85
Author: adamg
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 05/30/2013

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More Vintages and Sizes of Dominus:

2011 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)

About This Producer


Since its inaugural vintage in 1983, the wines of Dominus Estate have been crafted in a traditional and terroir-driven style by the luminous Christian Moueix of Petrus fame. Unable to pass up the change to make what he called the Haut-Brion of Napa, Moueix came to own the legendary Napanook Vineyard through a partnership with and eventual buyout of Robin Lail and Marcia Smith, the daughters of John Daniel of Inglenook Winery. Moueix eschews irrigation, acidification, and the heavy usage of oak (18 months in French barrels, with only 1/3 new) common amongst his Napa colleagues. The exceptional terroir of Napanook in combination with his skillful viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques have repeatedly resulted in some of the most broadly enjoyable Napa Cabs available and clearly place Dominus in the upper echelon of this genre. Since 1996 the estate has released a second wine called Napanook.

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