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The November 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

Auction # 473 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 11/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #467. Dominus Estate 2013

Description: Consists of 5 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years. Christian Moueix has probably had his two greatest back-to-back vintages to date with the 2012 and 2013. The 2012s, which are just being released, include the unbelievable Dominus, made of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and coming in at 14.3% natural alcohol. I said last year that it reminded me somewhat of the 1991 and the 1994, which are both still very strong efforts and, while fully mature, showed no signs of decline if well-stored." Wine Advocate #221, Oct 2015
Provenance: The Clover Collection
Notes: 4 very lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,300


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