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Dom Perignon Champagne Brut Cuvee 2004

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Wine Advocate Review<br/><strong>Rated 95</strong><br/>Lily-of-the-valley perfume and scents of lightly toasted brioche and almond rise from the glass of Moet's 2004 Brut Dom Perignon, along with hints of the apricot, pear and grapefruit that then inform a luscious and creamy yet strikingly delicate as well as consummately refreshing palate. Sweet-saline savor of scallop - also already intimated in the nose - lends compulsive saliva-inducement to a ravishingly rarified and persistent finish, joined by alkaline, nutty, liquid-floral, and nori seaweed notes for a performance of head-scratching subtlety and intrigue. (In case my description hasn't already made clear, we have here inter alia a fantastic sushi wine.) This will be worth following for at least the next 6-8 years, in the course of demonstrating that iconic status as a luxury brand, and elevated (albeit secret) production numbers by no means preclude a wine of understated as well as profound beauty.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine then reveals airy, gentle richness before exhaling peaty scents. On the palate, the attack bursts forth, and matures into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of aniseed and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing. An indefinable je ne sais quoi, never upsetting the integrity of the wine, has worked its charm.<br/><br/>

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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

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Wine Advocate Review<br/><strong>Rated 95</strong><br/>Lily-of-the-valley perfume and scents of lightly toasted brioche and almond rise from the glass of Moet's 2004 Brut Dom Perignon, along with hints of the apricot, pear and grapefruit that then inform a luscious and creamy yet strikingly delicate as well as consummately refreshing palate. Sweet-saline savor of scallop - also already intimated in the nose - lends compulsive saliva-inducement to a ravishingly rarified and persistent finish, joined by alkaline, nutty, liquid-floral, and nori seaweed notes for a performance of head-scratching subtlety and intrigue. (In case my description hasn't already made clear, we have here inter alia a fantastic sushi wine.) This will be worth following for at least the next 6-8 years, in the course of demonstrating that iconic status as a luxury brand, and elevated (albeit secret) production numbers by no means preclude a wine of understated as well as profound beauty.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine then reveals airy, gentle richness before exhaling peaty scents. On the palate, the attack bursts forth, and matures into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of aniseed and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing. An indefinable je ne sais quoi, never upsetting the integrity of the wine, has worked its charm.<br/><br/>

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