Domus Aurea Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Domus Aurea Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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SKU 58814

750ml

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The 2014 vintage is deep, intense dark ruby purple in the glass with aromas of cassis, blackberries, mineral and balsamic notes. It has herbs with subtle tones of spicy oak and in the mouth it is dense and concentrated but balanced by a fresh spice, tobacco and berry flavors and refined tannins followed by a nice long finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Chile, Maipo Valley
Brand Domus Aurea
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateOne of the best, most classical Cabernet Sauvignons from Maipo, the 2014 Domus Aurea contains some 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This wine is always balanced and elegant. In a dry year like 2014, they think the key was sensitive irrigation without excess to keep the plant with enough water supply to get through the summer without stress. It comes from a plot of vines planted ungrafted in 1970 in the outskirts of Santiago, and it's always vinified in a simple and traditional way; the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts after a 12-day cold soak and aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new. 2014 is a great year for Domus; it has the notes of mint and eucalyptus, intermixed with hints of spices (cola nut and Jamaica pepper), and it's quite aromatic, with cassis aromas and good ripeness. It has the Domus character, which is what they search for, as well as the wild character from the mountains and the stones, with that dry sensation and somewhat austere palate. It reminds me of the 2010, which was also a superb year and a textbook Cabernet from Macul. 24,491 bottles were filled in January 2016. This wine is always aged for a minimum of 18 months in bottle (often a lot longer) before it's released.

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2018
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorLusciously spiced, featuring a deep well of dark fruit flavors that are flanked by alluring accents of dried mint. Mocha, cream and dark chocolate details show on the sculpted finish, with cigar box notes. Drink now through 2021. 2,600 cases made.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2018
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastAromas of wild brush and herbal berry fruit include notes of leather and juniper. On the palate, this is more lugubrious and syrupy than in the past. Blackened berry, chocolate and charred flavors precede a finish with lingering burnt toast flavors and excess weight. Drink now; this lacks the acidity and structure for aging.

Michael Schachner, December 31, 2018

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