Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 432
DOMINUS ESTATE 1990 (1) WA 98
DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1)
DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (1) WA 98
  • DOMINUS ESTATE 1990 (1) WA 98
DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1)
DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (1) WA 98

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DOMINUS ESTATE 1990 (1)

Napa Valley.
u. bn. wrinkled label

This spectacularly complex, rich wine magically combines the finest elements of Napa Valley (strength, ripeness, and full body) with those of Bordeaux (finesse, elegance, and complexity). The opaque dark ruby/purple color suggests considerable intensity, low yields, and great richness. A huge, soaring bouquet offers aromas of cassis, black-cherries, subtle herbs, vanillin, and spices. This full-bodied, voluptuously-textured, super-concentrated, multi-dimensional wine is more flattering and opulent that previous Dominus vintages, which tended to be tannic as well as rich. Although approachable and already complex (I have already consumed three bottles), the magnificent 1990 Dominus should evolve gracefully for 20-30 years. WA 98

DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1)

Napa Valley.
peeling label

WA 98

DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (1)

Napa Valley.

This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98

3 bts.    per lot $700 - $900

Realised: $1,566
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