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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Dominus Estate

Region:

California

Appellation:

Napa Valley

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc | Merlot | Petit Verdot | Malbec

Dominus, Napa Valley , 2014

6x75cl £880.00

3 cases

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Tasting Note:

Initially this is a little reticent, with air the nose soon emerges, revealing cool dark notes of notes of camphor, dark berry compote, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, so lithe and silken, with a lovely graphite mineral character, a touch of mint leaf, blond pipe tobacco and gently spiced cassis flavours all wrapped up in a fluide weave of fine tannins and fresh uplifting acidity. Towards the finish complex noble wood notes, the gentlest suggestion of forest floor, and cacao with dark cherry. A beautifully made Dominus.

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