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Dom Perignon 2000

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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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Dom Perignon:
Dom Perignon is a Champagne brand often associated with luxury drinking. It has been produced since the 17th century, named after its creator, Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, who some say is the “Father of Champagne.” It was first produced commercially in 1936. The wines are only available from certain vintages and are highly coveted. The Chef de Cave is Richard Geoff... Read more
Dom Perignon is a Champagne brand often associated with luxury drinking. It has been produced since the 17th century, named after its creator, Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, who some say is the “Father of Champagne.” It was first produced commercially in 1936. The wines are only available from certain vintages and are highly coveted. The Chef de Cave is Richard Geoffrey, a former physician who began his wine career as the technical advisor for Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley, CA. The brand is owned by Moët Hennessy and is available in vintage blanc, vintage rosé, and Œnothéque (a blend of select vintages) blanc and rosé.  Read less

External Reviews for Dom Perignon

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

Green-tined gold. Tightly wound lime and pink grapefruit aromas open slowly to reveal a gently smoky mineral and floral character, with a light kiss of green cardamom adding interest. Very fresh on the palate, with youthful citrus and green apple flavors giving way to slightly riper blood orange and pear. Finishes firm and dry, with serious grip. This only hints at its potential, and I'd advise anyone drinking it for what's in the bottle rather than on the label to stash it away for at least another five years, minimum.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

Light gold. High-pitched aromas of lemon pith, quince and green apple, with complicating notes of smoky minerals and chamomile. Dry, nervy and very tight, with slow-to-open citrus and orchard fruit flavors and complicating notes of white pepper and buttered toast. Boasts excellent intensity and clarity but shuts down hard on the finish, which features strong mineral and citrus zest qualities and a hint of smoky florality. I tasted this Champagne two other times this fall: one bottle behaved in a similar tart, citric fashion while the other showed more of the classic smoky, reduced character that I associate with young bottlings of Dom Perignon. As this is a fairly recent release, I would rather reserve judgment until next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

I have had a lot of great vintages of Dom Perignon, but I do not remember any as impressive as the 1996. Even richer than the brilliant 1990, the 1996 is still tightly wound, but reveals tremendous aromatic intensity, offering hints of bread dough, Wheat Thins, tropical fruits, and roasted hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, with crisp acidity buttressing the wines wealth of fruit and intensity, it comes across as extraordinarly zesty, well-delineated, and incredibly long on the palate. Moet-Chandon deserves considerable accolades for this prodigious example of Dom Perignon. Anticipated maturity: now-2020+


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

This is a wine that thrives on tension between its structure, opulence, elegance and poise. It is certainly ripe and opulent, but it is so well balanced and layered with acidity, and flavors of almonds, orange peel and kiwi fruits. It will certainly age.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

Excellent finesse in this wine that is still fresh with lime and citrus, but it also hints at lovely hazelnut, nutmeg and coffee bean notes. A very long orange-peel-scented finish. A touch lighter than the '82. Drinkable now.


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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.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5%

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