COLOR: Dense and Intense Ruby Purple.
NOSE: Deep, dominated by an elegant and spicy barrel aging. A background of fresh leather, truffles and
meaty notes rises powerfully, blending with graphite and wet stones hints. Then comes the fruit made of
black cherries, bright blackcurrant. Slight tones of black pepper, dried herbs and balsamic notes are
above a menthol accent. Bread crust, aromatized tobacco and subtle sweet chocolate add to the
PALATE: Shows a still evolving, fine and impressive structure. A noble presence of oak joins the general balsamic
entity. Fresh and fine tight tannins create a true armor, yet integrated to the substance, that will surely
be polished by time. The very tactile texture never prevails over the wine balance. Long and vibrant,
the finish underlines the herbal and balsamic notes as well has the brightness of the unctuous dazzling
"After a few down years and a couple of winemaker changes, Domus Aurea is back in fine form. The nose is heady, leathery and powerful, while the palate is compact, bullish and tannic. Tastes fabulous with its dynamic mix of brawny berry, tobacco, toast and leather. A Maipo Valley gem with length and complexity. Drink now through 2014."
Earthy & Spicy
Lovely, lush, full of berry and smoke.
Smooth & Supple
This is a well made wine. Slightly tight on the nose and somewhat austere on the palate at first. Opens up with time to reveal characteristics of a well made and polished cab. That said, I found the wine somewhat lacking in body and length. Perhaps more cellar time would allow the wine to develop more depth. Not enough umph to justify the 50.00 plus per bottle.