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Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Champagne Original Presentation Box 1998
The Dom Pérignon Vintage 1998 has a special way of holding its final note on and on. It's as if it doesn't want to let go. It's surprising, unique and magnicent." Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave Color: Pale yellow with golden highlights. On the nose: The initial notes of fresh almond and grapefruit gradually lead into cashew nut and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche. On the palate: Satiny texture unfurls on the palate, embracing and caressing it. Momentary weightlessness with a vibrating finish arouses the taste buds with controlled ardor. The persistence is remarkable, with the slightest undertone of tartness (citrus zest and buds.) The 1998 Harvest The year featured two unusual and contrasting weather related events: Record high temperatures in August followed by exceptional rainfall in the first half of September. Patience prevailed at harvest and was rewarded by a period of miraculously good weather resulting in healthy, especially well-ripened grapes.
This was a fantastic bottle of spectacular champagne. Out of curiosity, the first bottle we opened of '98 had gone sour, but a bottle from the same case was spectacular. It had a pleasant citrus aroma and mild tartness on the tongue along with spectacular tiny bubbles. Just like it is supposed to be!
A wonderful champagne, light, crisp, and warm with a lovely light golden color. Bubbles were plentiful and effervescent. Slightly nutty and very well-rounded.
Pale golden color, light body, tiny bubbles, refreshing great new year's toast
It was a perfect birthday gift! Very light, crisp and tart with just the right amount of bubbles! As it hits the back of your throat it feels as smooth as butter. A lot of fun to try!
Pale yellow. An enticing blend of red berries, with the initial notes of fresh almond and grapefruit gradually leading into cashew nut and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche on the nose. The satiny texture unfolds on the palate, embracing and caressing it. Momentary weightlessness with a vibrating finish arousing the taste buds with controlled ardor. There is a slightest undertone of tartness, citrus zest and buds, with the significant persistence.
I was disapoppointed with this. I tried the '95 and the '96 and was impressed. The '98 however left me disappointed. It lacked flavour and body. It was elegent enough, but not what a Dom Perignon should be. I think that most of this is due to a lack of age. Maybe in a few more years it will improve...
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Champagne Original Presentation Box
A stronger vintage than expected, the 1998 Dom Perignon exhibits aromas and flavors of lemon oil, orange rind, and brioche in a medium-bodied, zesty, rich, moderately intense style. It is far superior to either the 1993 or 1992. Readers should rememb... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1998 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon 1500ml
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. - R.V. (11/1/2006) - 95 Wine Enthusiast.
Pale yellow. An enticing blend of red berries butter and toast on the nose; this settled down to an earthy smoky character that reminded me of Batard-Montrachet. Full and rich with flavors of musky yellow plum and ripe pear accented by crisp mineral notes. Really long and vibrant on the building finish if not as precise or elegant as the 1996. Still of the two vintages this is the one I would prefer to drink over the next five or years or so. 93 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Broad and airy in texture, with enticing candied berry, citrus and coffee aromas and flavors. It has bright acidity, keeping it well-defined through the lingering finish. Drink now through 2010. (BS) Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1998 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon 6000ml
A stronger vintage than expected the 1998 Dom Perignon exhibits aromas and flavors of lemon oil orange rind and brioche in a medium-bodied zesty rich moderately intense style. It is far superior to either the 1993 or 1992. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum) and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how long-lived these wines can be. Production is confidenti
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