Dominus Estates 1992 California Bordeaux style - Treated myself yesterday…
June 25 2001 at 4:20 AM
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Opened a ’92 Dominus, that has been sitting tempting me for a while now (actually a gift from someone). The Californian orientation of this forum, I suspect, in no small part contributing to my [whimsical] decision to drink it. Typical Dominus style; very Bordeaux-inspired, with strong cedar and ripe plum notes, and with lingering floral nose. Overall a very complex wine (perhaps beyond me), that sometimes I could not quite pin-down. Wonderful fleshy texture, a meaty appearance (with detectable tannins), and dark color.
Well balanced and elegant, with a drawn out ripe, fruity finish to it. Very much enjoyed this wine.
This message has been edited by thepurist178 on Jun 27, 2001 8:36 AM
May I suggest putting the house, label, and vintage in the subject line?
June 25 2001, 9:13 PM
We are building up quite a nice library of tasting notes here, and with the most common search function available to everyone, it only searches the index page lines. Putting the house, label, and vintage in the subject line makes specific searches that much easier, and our resources that much more useful.
Hope you all agree...additional or differing thoughts always welcome, of course.
Now, about that Dominus - I laid down two cases because Samantha, my older one, was born in '92, and '92 was a particularly weak year in Bordeaux. Wonderful to read what I can look forward to (haven't cracked open either case yet...)
Yes the '92 is a nice wine (I wish I had a couple of cases in reserve), and '92 appears to have been a good year. I initially had reservations regarding the Dominus, given that the Estate was still in its relative infancy, but the wine doesn't disappoint, and is very pleasing.
NB I think that the floral note, that I couldn't quite put my finger upon yesterday, was crystallized violets.