Dominus, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2016
'A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, 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. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. 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. To be released in May 2019.' 100pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.robertparker.com
Deep and complex with aromas and flavours reminiscent of asian spices, lavender, and cedar with deep concentration of black fruit, cocoa and an elegant finish.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Sub Area||Napa Valley|
|Major Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc|
|Food Match||Pigeon Breasts|