96 pts Wine Advocate Issue #256
This 2018 seems to follow the path of the superb 2016, and the 2018 Domus Aurea, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% each Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, feels very harmonious and integrated despite its young age. It’s powerful with ripe fruit, abundant tannins and generous oak but all in an XL kind of balance, with the ingredients for a slow development in bottle. It has the textbook balsamic and minty notes of many wines from the Maipo, hints of nutmeg and cola nut, quite showy but at the same time serious. It’s full-bodied and has plenty of tannins and power. 22,423 bottles were filled in March 2020.