2007 Dominus 6.0L

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2007 Dominus
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($129; features an unusually high 94% cabernet sauvignon) Good deep red-ruby. Ripe, rich aromas of black raspberry, coffee, menthol, licorice and smoked meat. Much more velvety and seamless than the Napanook, with more thoroughly integrated acidity and enticing inner-mouth floral lift. Not a particularly opulent style but very suave and complex, finishing with noteworthy rising length and very sweet, fine-grained tannins. This beauty has the balance for a long and graceful life in bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 98

The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. The 2007 Dominus is a 5,400-case blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The remarkable thing about these cuvees is that they smell like a hypothetical blend of a top Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a serious Bordeaux, possibly a cross blend of a Pomerol and Pauillac. Both wines possess silky sweet tannins, which is the big difference between Dominus post-1990 and the first seven vintages, where the tannin content was relatively high. About 40% new oak is used in their upbringing.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | 88

Loamy earth, dried currant and blackberry fruit is supple and layered, full-bodied and balanced, gaining in complexity and style on the finish. The best of three bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: James Laube


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Score: 98
Author: NCL
Trust Rating: 94
Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Score: 99
Author: NectarLover
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/03/2013
Score: 87
Author: dozman3
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/26/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
disappointing. nice nose, but flat on the palate. nice balance but fruit surprisingly sparse.
Score: 93
Author: Todd7
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/08/2011
I think I am closer to being in the James Laube camp on this one than Parker. Thought I feel its better than an 88 point wine, its definitely NOT a 98 point wine either. I decanted this wine for about 5 hours before drinking. It has a beautiful woodsy nose which suggests that the wine is going to full of earthy notes with dust and mature fruit. I found this wine to still be too young with delicate and refined tannins and a sour ending. I have had better for the price.

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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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