Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus...
Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint. Full-bodied, with round velvety tannins that lead up to a chocolate and ripe berry finish...showing great fruit, and a great finish.
Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine has good acidity and tight tannins, offering complex loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral sprinkled in. This is my favorite young Dominus of late.
...dry, well-structured...blackberries, cassis, blueberries and cedar, wrapped into plush tannins.
...nose hints at blackberry, cassis, plum, mocha, tobacco, licorice and menthol...offering noteworthy breadth and mineral lift...with licorice and herb notes leavening the wine's riper plum and mocha flavors.