Dominus Estate 1996
As with all Dominus wines, we recommend decanting this wine prior to serving, to allow it to develop its full potential.
Medium garnet-brick color. Complex, evolved aromas of black olive, dried cherries, bacon fat, graphic, balsamic, soy and a touch of truffle. The palate is finely knit with crisp acidity and a medium level of very fine tannins pulling together fruit a well balanced amount of earthy / savoury fruit. Very long finish.
Good deep red. Inviting aromas of roasted plum, black raspberry, coffee and woodsmoke, plus hints of chocolate, loam, narcissus and game. Very sweet, supple and full in the mouth, with flavors of redcurrant, plum and cedar. Gives an impression of lower acidity than the '97. Very long on the finish, with substantial, dusty tannins.
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