Fine Wine

May 2331, 2022
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LOT 232

Lot 232

DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (1) WA 95 DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 (1) WS 93 WA 97

DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (1) WA 95
DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 (1) WS 93 WA 97
Lot 232 Details
DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (1)

Napa Valley.
u. bn. scraped & marked label.

The 2003 Dominus is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (14.1% alcohol). Remarkably, it is the 20th vintage for Christian Moueix. Always a Bordeaux-inspired wine with restraint yet substance as well as a textured richness, the 2003 exhibits a deep plum/ruby/purple color, a creamy, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a wonderful sweetness of foresty, black currant and cherry fruit mixed with underbrush and hints of Chinese black tea. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, yet never over-stated or out of balance, this is another beauty from Moueix. Drink it over the next 15+ years. June 2013 WA 95

DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 (1)

Napa Valley.
u. bn. scraped & marked label.

The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years. WS 93 WA 97

2 bts.    per lot $700 - $900

Realised: $996
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

CONDITION DETAILS

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