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B040 DOMINUS NAPA VALLEY 2018 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]
B040 DOMINUS NAPA VALLEY 2018 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]


 
Stock in France
Case Price $16,200
[6 bottles OWC, @2,700/btl]

Price HK$16,200.00

Stock Status:Available

Code: U05060002AAJ2018
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*Stock in France
*Delivery : 10-12 weeks to Hong Kong from order confirmation
*Payment : By Bank Transfer only, within 7 days from order confirmation
*Sold by Case unit only. 6 bottles OWC

TASTING NOTE

Perfectly balanced, Dominus 2018 maintains focus on the palate with aromas of sweet blue fruit, jasmine, cardamom, layers of plum and caramel. The wine finishes very long with lift and acceleration.

VINTAGE SUMMARY

At Dominus Estate, the 2018 season started late and harvest from October 1-15 was 12 days later than our historical average. Seasonal rainfall was light (22” versus 31” annual average) and the beginning of summer remained consistently warm. In late summer, temperatures dropped below norms with morning fog in August and September. The fruit ripened slowly in the absence of heat spikes and harvest began with Cabernet Franc on October 1. A storm system which brought 1.2” of rain on October 2 and 3 interrupted picking. Hot and very dry weather returned on October 5 and harvest continued with Cabernet Sauvignon on October 9, followed by Petit Verdot. We picked 94% of our fruit between October 9-15. The grapes were full and ripe and the resulting wines are deep, complex and well-articulated.

*Blend: CS:89%, CF: 6%, PV:5%
*Harvest Start: October 1
*Harvest End: October 15
*Bottling Date: June 2020
*Percent New Barrels: 40%
*Cases Produced: 4000
*Release Date: June 2021

Information by Dominus Estate


RP99+

Very deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2018 Dominus slowly emerges from the glass with profound notes of blackcurrant cordial, ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake with hints of violets, star anise, cracked black pepper, raspberry leaves and pencil lead, plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers impactful black fruit layers, creating a beguiling sense of richness that is beautifully countered by invigorating freshness and great poise, framed by super ripe, plush tannins and beautiful tension, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note and, finally, lots of mineral sparks. For all that it is at the moment, one cannot help but feel that this 2018 is holding something back. Give it a good five years in bottle, at least, and then get set for what I suspect will be a mind-blowing transformation over the next 30 years+. (RobertParker. com)



In the late 1960s, while attending the university of California at Davis, Christian Moueix fell in love with the Napa Valley and its wines. Son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant and producer from Libourne, France(Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix), Moueix returned home in 1970 to manage the family vineyards, including Chateaux Petrus, La Fleur-Petrus, Trotanoy in Pomerol and Magdelaine in Saint-Emilion.

His love of Napa Valley lingered, and in 1981, he discovered the historic Napanook Vineyard, a 124-acre site west of Yountville that had been the source of fruit for some of the finest Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1982, Moueix entered into a partnership to develop the vineyard, and in 1995, became its sole owner. He chose the name ‘Dominus’ or’ Lord of the Estate’ in latin to underscore his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the land.

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