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Dom Perignon 2000
On The Nose: This wine is full of life, with a fresh nose that dances through a spiral of aromas, blending hints of angelica, dried flowers, pineapple, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa and tobacco. In The Mouth: With a fullness in the mouth, its earthy, smoky, pearly complexity rises to the surface, underscored by the vibrant warmth of peppery spice. The sensation of intensity develops and melts into a deep, rounded heart, with a fruity, exotic maturity and a slight touch of aniseed. This sensation, almost unsettling, is even more pronounced in the finish, while the notes of spice, still present, remain discreet, with toasted, iodine flavors.
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The brilliant 1996 Dom Pérignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer.
A rich and smoky Champagne in a graceful package, with a beautiful, fine-grained texture to it and layers of flavor - biscuit, candied lemon peel, coffee liqueur, chamomile, pine, crystallized honey and wood smoke. This is the haute couture of the Champagne world - all about elegance, texture and attention to detail. Drink now through 2027.
An intense, complex nose of toast, yeast, earth, brine and mushroom opens this luxury cuvée. Medium-full and soft by Dom Perignon standards, the palate offers subtle, light green herbs, sweet citrus and honey flavors. Lemon and lime predominate on the long, smooth finish. Classy stuff, if not possessed of the reserve or spine of the top vintages. Fortunately, that actually means it drinks better now than most Dom of comparable age. Best now through 2010.
In some vintages, Dom can be difficult to judge when young, seeming a bit austere and calling for cellaring. The '96 appears to be a slightly riper, lusher vintage, and while it has plenty of toast, pencil shaving and smoke notes that promise to age into nutty elegance, it is also creamier and more approachable in its youth. Finishes with ripe apples and a hint of coffee or bittersweet chocolate.
Another great bottle of Dom Pèrignon. Aromatic and exciting, featuring straw, lemon-lime and apple character, medium body and a fruity, crisp finish... Drink now or hold.
Mature flavors and a generous texture make this enjoyable now; has a good base of fruit flavors, with toasty, honeyed accents. Drink now through 2000.
While the 1985 does not possess quite the creamy, opulent richness of the superb 1982, it is a staggering example of French Champagne. The crisp, subtle, wheat thin, and honeyed apple-scented nose is followed by a medium-bodied wine with persistent, tiny, uniform bubbles, wonderful richness, enough acidity to balance the wine's weight, and a long, dry finish. A superlative example of an elegantly-styled Champagne, the 1985 is more backward than the 1982; it should age well for 15 years.
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