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Auction: Finest and Rarest Wines
was auctioned on: 15 June 2010
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Dominus--Vintage 1994

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Estimate: €900 - €1,100
ca. US$1,098 - US$1,342
Price realised:  €1,725
ca. US$2,105
Lot number 297, Views: 37

Dominus--Vintage 1994
12 bottles per lot
1994 DOMINUS Dominus--Vintage 1994 Napa Valley. Estate-bottled Tasting note: Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. I have had a difficult time keeping the corks in my bottles of 1994 Dominus. Eight-thousand cases were produced from a blend of 70 Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 Cabernet Franc, 12 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot. In this vintage, 174 days passed between bud break and the harvest, a remarkable period of time for any wine region in the world. The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years. 99 points. Robert Parker Wine Advocate #114, December 1997 12 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Finest and Rarest Wines
Date of the auction: 15 Jun 2010
Address: Christie's
15 June 2010, Amsterdam