Home > PROMOTION > OVERSEAS STOCK >

A416 DOMINUS NAPA VALLEY 2016 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]
A416 DOMINUS NAPA VALLEY 2016 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]


 
Alternative Views:


Stock in France
Case Price $11,700
[6 bottles OWC, @1,950/btl]

Price HK$11,700.00

Stock Status:(SOLD OUT)

Code: U05060002AAJ2016
Qty:

Information
 
*Stock in France
*Delivery : 5 - 8 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

2016 Vintage summary by Dominus Estate

[Climatic conditions]
Rainy days were spread out evenly over the course of a warmer than average winter (November to March: 31.2 inches total, 11.2 inches in March). With soil water reserves full, vines grew quickly with dense canopies. Bloom (May 9) and veraison (July 21) unfolded in warm and dry conditions and one heat spike of 103°F was recorded on July 26th. Ripening slowed down in August because of cooler temperatures and late morning fog. Fruit zone de-leafing and higher temperatures in September (99.2°F on the 18th 100.8°F on the 25th, 100°F on the 26th) helped fruit to ripen consistently.

[Tasting notes]
Filled with notes of deep forest berries, juniper and truffle, Dominus 2016 is restrained and compact. The tightly woven structure promises to reveal fine tannins, earth, lavender and dark chocolate and will improve over many years.




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.

Go to Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix | Go to Dominus Estate

RP100

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would. (RobertParker.com)

JD98


Another possible legend in the making is the 2016 Dominus, a classic blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 40% new French oak. Pure, pristine notes of charcoal, cold fireplace, smoke tobacco, and both blue and black fruits all flow to a full-bodied 2016 that has incredible elegance and finesse, yet also depth and density. It’s more backward and reserved than the 2015 and needs 4-5 years of cellaring. It will unquestionably live for 25-30 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)

JS98

The opulence of fresh flowers and dark fruit is so impressive. There’s so much going on, from flowers to currants. The palate is full and powerful, but what impresses most are the ripe tannins and the amazing poise at the finish. Tightens down at the end. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, eight per cent petit verdot and eight per cent cabernet franc. Drink in 2021. (James Suckling)

V97

The 2016 Dominus is a dark, somber wine. I don't quite see the explosive energy of the 2013 or 2010, not the seductiveness of the 2012, but the 2016 has a distinct charm that is all its own. Quite frankly, I can't remember a young Dominus with this combination of fruit density, freshness and polished tannins. A huge center of fruit emerge with time in the glass in a big, large-scaled Dominus that should provide readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure once some of the baby fat wears off. (Vinous)



“A wine is only as good as the grapes from which it is produced…”,

/ Christian Moueix

One of the most respected wine producers in the world, Christian Moueix is on a personal quest for perfection in grapegrowing and winemaking. It is a journey that began in Bordeaux and continues today at Dominus Estate, where he has instilled his philosophy and inspired his team to share his values. To walk the vineyard with Christian is to witness a commitment to the land, a strong sense of purpose and the modest soul of a man of the vines.

Go to Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix | Go to Dominus Estate

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »

more products in the same category

PROMOTION > OVERSEAS STOCK
PROMOTION > OVERSEAS STOCK > DOMINUS ESTATE Stock in France
WINE LIST > COUNTRY > OTHERS
WINE LIST > TYPE > RED