Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)

Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)

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Dominus is one of the New World’s most famous producers, owned and run by Christian Moueix who also owns Bordeaux legend Château Pétrus. Dominus is a Cabernet-dominated Bordeaux blend which enjoys an aggressive cult following.

Since Moueix took over, Dominus has emerged as one of the very top Napa Valley reds, scoring four 100-point scores from Wine Advocate. Production of Dominus is very small, around 5,000 – 6,000 cases a year.

Here’s why the 100-point 2016 Dominus is recommended as a TOP BUY for both drinkers and collectors/investors.

1. Dominus is on a meteoric rise. All of their 100-point scores have come since 2010 (2016, 2015, 2013 & 2010). Special praise was given to the 2016, however, which WA implied was the best of the lot:

If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

2. Dominus 2016 is priced favourably versus the other 100 points vintages, especially the more mature 2013 and 2010 vintages.

3. Dominus’s closest rival in international markets is Opus One, the Californian collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Mouton Rothschild. Dominus looks very favourably priced when compared to Opus One. It is comfortably a better wine, receiving much higher scores, but it is also far scarcer. Just 5,000-6,000 cases of Dominus are produced each vintage compared to around 25,000 at Opus One. Yet, Dominus is cheaper!
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  • Year 2016
  • Colour Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Sub Region Napa Valley
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 14.50°
  • Drinking Window 2024 - 2054
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 112275020160600750
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About Dominus

The far-sighted Christian Moueix (owner of Pétrus and Trotanoy) started acquiring the Dominus estate in 1982. The son of a wine merchant, Charles Moueix first fell in love with the Napa Valley in the late 1960s, finally reaching full ownership of the 124-acre Napanook vineyard in 1995. 

 

Dominus is based around the famous Napanook vineyard on the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains.  George C. Yount, the founder of Yountville, planted the first vines here in 1836 on the location of the current Inglenook vineyard. Dominus Estate's flagship red is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

 

During the period of Moueix ownership, Dominus has emerged as one of the very top Napa Valley reds.  Scoring four 100-point scores from Wine Advocate since 1983.  These wines always have exceptional ageing potential.

 

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