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    2 223
  • Producer ranking ?

    82
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Scallop Carpaccio and celeriac mousse

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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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Wine Information

The year was marked by an exceptional summer. After a fairly overcast spring, the vines flowered late but quickly. The summer compensated for the spring, with a heat wave arriving at the end of June. For two months, there was hardly any rain, and above-normal temperatures set a 30-year record. The harvest began on September 18. 

 

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Vintage 1995

 A large crop, very fine quality, especially for Chardonnay. In fact the most successful wines are the blanc de blancs. The Champagnes are similar in character to the 1988s, with the best examples possessing marvellous ageing potential. Most 1995s are at their peak but should provide lovely, complex drinking for the next three or four years

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Tasting note

color

Cherry Red and Clear

ending

Medium and Round

flavors

Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Voluptuous, Honey, Truffles and Nutty

nose

Intense and Refined

taste

Concentrated, Medium-bodied, Harmonious and Vigor

Verdict

Well-rounded and Fine

Written Notes

När Richard Geoffroy är som bäst lyckias han skapa roséer med förförande mjukhet, komplexitet och koncentration i ett och samma vin. Dom Pérignon har i denna bemärkelse en storhet som inga andra viner riktigt klarar av att tangera med undantag av Grand Cru Bourgogne. Strålande struktur med en mångfacetterad lager-på-lager-upplevelse av röd yppig frukt och blodapelsin. Lägg till den klassiska DP-rostningen och lyckan är fullkomlig. Tar vi bort prisfrågan är DP i roséversionerna några av de mest häftoga champagneupplevelserna som finns.
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

1h

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