- 97 WA
- 89 WS
- 91 IWC
- 95 JR
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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($115) Deep red-ruby. Deep but reticent aromas of dark raspberry, cocoa powder, hot rocks and minerals, with notes of menthol and wintermint. Very firmly built and backward, conveying a tightly coiled spring for a 2004, and an almost Saint-Estephe-like menthol austerity. Though a bit tough and youthfully green, this firmly structured wine is quite aromatic on the back and opened nicely with aeration. Give this a lot of time in the decanter if you plan to open a bottle anytime soon.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Firm, tight and concentrated, with dried currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's well-structured, finishing with a tight core of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,600 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a full-bodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. Not one of the longest-lived wines from Dominus, but it is certainly at a wonderful point in its evolution right now.Author: Robert Parker
Rating: 19Straddles the Napa-Bordeaux horse, with well-ripened, dark cherry fruit and sweet vanillin oak melding with dusty herbs, forest floor, cedar and tobacco notes. Marvelous concentration and depth; firmly tannic, yet also generous. Could be Christian Moueix's best Dominus. (LM)$115ÿÿAuthor: Linda Murphy
Anonymous | Rating: 95Author: Calderon Hector
Self | Rating: 95Drink Dates: 2009-2020Author: Will M.
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2014-2017Author: Rmann
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2016-2018Author: Arnie
Self | Rating: 94smooth as silk-- a wonderful bordeaux style Napa wine. The signature of Christian Moueiux, he of Ch. Petrus fame, says it allDrink Dates: 2016-2020Author: dozman3
Self | Rating: 4Solid dark fruits, with an undercurrent of mint. Tannins are fairly smooth right now, making this wine to enjoy with a great meal. Enjoy now, or wait a few years. Not built for great aging.Drink Dates: 2010-2014Author: Rick H.
Self | Rating: 92Very smooth blackberry fruit and cedar tones. not as bold as I was lead to believe, and has a short finish. Good but so many better wines out there for the price!Author: Cellar Dweller 33
Self | Rating:ws-Firm, tight and concentrated, with dried currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's well-structured, finishing with a tight core of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2013. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,600 cases made. rp-The elegant, dark plum/purple/garnet-colored 2004 Dominus exhibits a big, sweet, cedary, roasted herb, mocha, black cherry liqueur, black currant, and earth-scented perfume. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannin as well as a luscious mouthfeel and finish, it should be more accessible in its youth than many of its predecessors, but easily last for two decades. Not yet released.Drink Dates: 2008-2024Author: Wassencr
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 1785 bottles owned
- 298 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 298 collectors)