Dominus Napanook 2009 Christian Moueix
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
The 2009 Napanook is simply glorious. Sweet dark cherries, mint, tobacco, wild flowers and licorice all jump from the glass. The 2009 is a juicy, extroverted Napanook that impresses for its sheer pleasure and total harmony. Layers of fruit continue to build to the huge, creamy finish. As good as the 2009 is today, I have a hard time thinking it won't be better in another few years. If anything, this is too serious a wine for an entry-level offering. The 2009 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Winespectator / James Suckling (84)
Notably herbal and rustic, this is oaky, too, showing a mix of dry, cedary oak, crushed rock, dried berry and currant flavors, leading to a dry, woody finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 3,700 cases made.