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    471
  • Producer ranking ?

    33
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Sushi

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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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Average Bottle Price

2016 2015 2014 2012 2010
3 080€ +7.5% 2 865€ +23.6% 2 318€ +18.6% 1 954€ +26.6% 1 543€

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adly, the 1966 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque is corked. There is, in my opinion, no reason why an Œnothèque series Dom Pérignon should be flawed in any way. At disgorgement, all of the bottles are supposedly tasted one by one. Any wines that were corked at their original bottling should be theoretically discarded at this point. The small production of the Œnothèques should make it possible to control each and every cork before the wines are re-corked and finished for shipping. Given the cost of these Champagnes, especially in recent years, corked Œnothèques are simply unacceptable.

The nose initially reveals roasted, peaty notes, leading to aromas of dried apricots, and finally a hint of fresh almonds and orange blossom. The wine is dense, pure and as polished and rounded as a smooth pebble. Sensations follow on naturally from one to another. Although the wine introduced a notion of classic balance, the deep, green aromas of privet gradually give way to a long and surprisingly sharp, fruit finish.

This is a golden hued Champagne with an array of bottle aged characters - biscuits, toast and blanched almonds. A lovely, mature Champagne with a floral note in the finish. The bubbles have subsided and drinking this wine is like enjoying a 30 year old white Burgundy - fine and lacy with silky texture. This wine was re-released in 2004.

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Reims, Champagne

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