Five years ago we said Domus Aurea could become one of Chile's very best Cabernets. But then focus, winemakers and other things changed and the quality slipped. But Domus seems to be back with a vengeance in 2003. A nosing yields a lot of earth, tobacco and leather, while the sly but sure flavor profile is centered on baked plum and cassis along with some herbal, terroir-ish shadings. Still not for everyone, but very, very interesting and not generic.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.