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  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Crab and avocado California rolls

The Story

DOM PÉRIGNON OENOTHÈQUE  / As the custodian of Dom Pérignon’s history and style, Geoffroy watches over a few samples of each vintage in his OEnothèque, the Chef de Cave’s wine cellar. In the OEnothèque, the wine continues to mature for years and even decades, and is reborn with each metamorphosis of time, for Dom Pérignon is unanimously recognized for its impressive aging potential. As Geoffroy puts it, “Dom Pérignon OEnothèque is the ultimate expression of a wine whose style defies time.”

Geoffroy’s commitment to the OEnothèque program, which began with the 1990 Vintage, involves ongoing personal research on each vintage. The effect of time on the bottled wine retains its share of mystery and surprise even for him.

Dom Pérignon keeps pushing one step further, sometimes rewriting the rules, to pave the path for renewed experiences. So does Œnothèque, glorifying the exclusive process of actively aging a wine on its lees to offer a magnified style through re-releases. Œnothèque prolongs the character of the original Vintage wine, coming ever closer to the ideal of Dom Pérignon. The patience of wine lovers is now rewarded with a deeper, more intimate discovery and perception of Dom Pérignon. The current Vintage is put in proper perspective by giving a glimpse of the aging potential. It would now be virtually impossible for me to imagine Dom Pérignon without its Œnothèque expression.

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2017 2015
855€ +12.6% 759€

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For several years I've run into late disgorged versions of older vintages of Dom Pérignon, with half the dosage and a few years of bottle aging after disgorging. The date of disgorging has, in exemplary fashion, been stated on the back of the label. Now Richard Geoffroy has tired of the constant questions about these wines and decided to check the release of these Champagnes himself—in order to make sure that they are absolutely at their peak when the customer enjoys the wine. The label is impressive, with a black background and classic “Dom” shape. The wines are a kind of Dom Pérignon R. D. Personally, I think that Dom Pérignon—with its toasted, reductive style—is better suited as a late disgorged wine than Bollinger's oxidative, beefy Champagnes. The autolytic mushroom-smelling character is never very intrusive with Dom Pérignon. Strangely enough, this wine tasted slightly coarser than the normally disgorged version. Briliant in magnum.
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

1h

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1988  ( Moët & Chandon )

"For several years I've run into late disgorged versions of older vintages of Dom Pérignon, with half the dosage and a few years of bottle aging after disgorging. The date of disgorging has, in exemplary fashion, been stated on the back of the label. Now Richard Geoffroy has tired of the constant questions about these wines and decided to check the release of these Champagnes himself—in order to make sure that they are absolutely at their peak when the customer enjoys the wine. The label is impressive, with a black background and classic “Dom” shape. The wines are a kind of Dom Pérignon R. D. Personally, I think that Dom Pérignon—with its toasted, reductive style—is better suited as a late disgorged wine than Bollinger's oxidative, beefy Champagnes. The autolytic mushroom-smelling character is never very intrusive with Dom Pérignon. Strangely enough, this wine tasted slightly coarser than the normally disgorged version. Briliant in magnum."

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