1986 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 1986 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1996
I did not pick this out as Dominus in the blind tasting largely because it came across as such a young rich blockbuster wine. One of the richest densest most concentrated offerings in the entire tasting it also proved to... I did not pick this out as Dominus in the blind tasting largely because it came across as such a young rich blockbuster wine. One of the richest densest most concentrated offerings in the entire tasting it also proved to be one of the best-balanced with better integration of acidity and tannin than many 1986s exhibited. The color remains a deep dark ruby with purple hues. Dense concentrated and pure with copious quantities of cassis fruit intermingled with earth spice and minerals this large-scaled concentrated wine appears to have aged at a glacial pace since I first tasted it. Accessible because of its well-integrated low acidity this wine should continue to evolve and drink well for another 15-20 years. Very impressive.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2010
In theory this was a clever California wine to serve first, before we had cottoned on to the transatlantic theme, since Christian Moueix's early wines from his Dominus estate (first vintage 1983) were particularly... In theory this was a clever California wine to serve first, before we had cottoned on to the transatlantic theme, since Christian Moueix's early wines from his Dominus estate (first vintage 1983) were particularly bordeaux-like in youth. However this one seemed so sweet and dense that once I had realised it was from Napa Valley I guessed it was Caymus, which is not really the style of Dominus at all. Perhaps it was the proximity to the slightly more austere charms of the Cheval that made it seem so burly and sweet. 17.5/20