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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

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2011

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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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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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