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Community Tasting Notes (80) Avg Score: 92.0 points

  • Very nice nose of red fruit, herbs, some tobacco. Excellent balance and silky texture. Quite polished. Bordeaux like, but with a new world ripeness.

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  • Medium intensisity. Probably just past its prime but still very smooth and nice tasting.

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  • Medium cherry red with brick meniscus. Light, elegant bouquet of morelo cherries and cedar wood. Palate - stylish, mature and elegant wine, classic Pauillac in style with great balance and length. Stunning wine.

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  • Appearance: Bright and clear, it has medium intensity ruby color, with wide garnet rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas showing ripe black fruit of plum and dark cherries, oak notes of cedar, maturity notes of tobacco and vegetal, pungent spice of licorice, kernel notes of dark chocolate. The wine is fully developed.
    Palate: Dry with medium acidity, it has medium tannin which is supple and of velvety texture. Medium (+) in alcohol, the wine has medium (+) body and medium (+) intensity flavors of black fruit of dark cherries and plum, maturity notes of vegetal and tobacco, oak notes of cedar, kernel notes of dark chocolate. The wine has a long finish.
    Conclusion: My first impression is that the wine is fairly aged and maybe a bit over its peak for my liking, however I still rate this wine of very good quality. The fruit has started to fade and more dominated by the vegetal and tobacco on the nose, but still in good intensity and showing good complexity. The most impressive thing for this wine is that it got one of the longest finishes I have ever experienced for a red. It is ready to drink now and not intend for further ageing.

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  • Intense concentration of flavours, but lighter bodied and fresher than other 1990s Dominus. Bold but not over-ripe. Perfect balance between sweet, round plum and edgy black current with a big dollop of oak spice. Tobacco, a bit of cacao, and significant vegetal notes on the mid-palate. Bright, lively acidity. The tannins have mellowed and integrated to the point where there is no chewiness, just a little dustiness on the palate on the finish. Lingering complex finish. Delicious. 1995 goes under the radar for Dominus, which is OK by me. Hopefully it will keep the price down so I can buy more.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/11/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 96 points

    (Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard) Dark red violet color; big, herbaceous, tobacco, cigar box, menthol, herbal nose; tasty, tobacco, herbaceous, cigar box, tart black fruit, tart plum, berry, anise palate; long finish 96+ pts. (best Dominus I've ever tasted)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/13/2003, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard) Caramel, cassis nose; lovely, tasty, cassis, espresso palate with integrated tannins; medium-plus finish

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