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    616
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    59
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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Coherence is the key characteristic of P2 2000. To reveal it and to make the wine react through pairings, the provocation is the way with a strong beef stock or ravioli of whelks in parsley. It’s  interesting to draw it out through small touches within rich, complete meals: fried artichokes, sea bass, peach salad and Kombu; grilled potato chips, milk foam and caviar. Piece by piece, a pointillist menu is assembled around the sensations of the Dom Pérignon P2 2000.

 

Slate, crushed rocks, apricot jam, mint, honeysuckle and mint are some of the notes that run through the 2000 Dom Pérignon P2. Open-knit, racy and seductive, the 2000 is a rare P2 that will drink well right out of the gate. The reductive character from long aging on the lees that is such a P2 signature adds nuance without overpowering the wine. There is wonderful breadth and amplitude here. In sum, the 2000 presents a striking interplay of the maturity that develops over extended time on lees and freshness. The creamy, seamless finish only adds to the wine’s considerable immediacy and sheer appeal. Baked apple, toast, brioche, pear, smoke, slate and lemon confit add nuances throughout. What a gorgeous wine this is. 2018 - 2030

Score: 96 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2017

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The Story

The uniqueness of Dom Pérignon vintages lies in the way they evolve - not steadily in a linear way but through successive windows of expression. These privileged points in time are called “Plénitudes” - captured moments when the wine sings higher and stronger.

P2 is the Second Plénitude of Dom Pérignon Vintage, the result of 16 years of elaboration. The opposing and complementary elements of the assemblage resound for an increasingly sharp intensity. The energy of the wine is at its peak.

 

In 2014, Dom Perignon announced that it would be changing the name of its late-release Oenothèque series into a “P2” and “P3” offerings, referring to the second and third “plenitudes” of development in the evolution of a Champagne.

P2 offerings are fully matured, recently disgorged Champagnes that have been stored in the cellars where they were originally made.

“Dom Pérignon wines follow the rhythm of three plénitudes: the first after seven years maturing on their lees; the second between eleven and twenty years; and the third beyond twenty. In the darkness of our cellars, from one plénitude to the next, Dom Pérignon will grow and blossom, transmuting time into energy….The lineage of all the vintages in their third plénitude represents the living memory of Dom Pérignon, transmitting this heritage through generations of Chefs de Cave.” -Winemaker’s Notes

 

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The year was characterized by challenging contrasts between cold and rainy periods, and warm and stormy weather.  
Summer was uncertain and often gloomy, the weather brightened up miraculously during the last few days of August, and the fine days continued right up until the end of the harvest.

While the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000, first presented in 2008, revealed a combination of freshness and ripeness, of effervescence and harmony, it now projects a new expression. 
This Second Plenitude, P2 2000, draws from new energy, intensity, vitality and depth. 

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Vintage 2000

A warm and wet winter was followed by an equally wet spring. First, in May, came the seri- ous heat, which gave a fast owering around June 14. Chlorosis and mold growth were evi- dent. June and August were hot and dry. But if you were like me, and tried to have a July vaca- tion in Champagne that year, you noticed how cold and rainy it was. The weather was almost as bad as at home, with constant rain and local hailstorms. 

 

Everything looked hopeless, but the good weather during harvest saved a decent amount of fresh grapes. Harvest started on my birthday—September 11—and ended in early October. Chardonnay and pinot meunier did better than the delicate pinot noir. The year will become sought after thanks to their magic number. The quality does not look too fancy yet though. The wines are quite light with short lives. However, it is a very enjoyable moment, with its intense exotic aromas of passion fruit and tangerine. I am delighted to recommend some romantic bottles of the successful pink trio William Deutz Rosé, Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé, and Pommery Cuvée Louise Rosé. 

by Richard Juhlin

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The stylish and withdrawn nose is a fine melange of sea breeze, freshly ground coffee, herbs, baked apple and grilled almonds. The plush texture is beautifully complemented by the wine’s linearity and freshness. Beautifully complete
and pleasurable today. Disgorged 2014.

  • 96p

Golden colour. Mature nose with aroma reminiscent of walnuts, dried apricots, candied Mirabelle, hints of undergrowth, balmy spiciness, vanilla, brioche, Bergamot and slightly smoked hints. On the palate opulent and densely woven, quoting the flavour of the nose, powerful yet elegant with great depth and length. 

  • 98p

The 2000 Dom Pérignon P2 is decidedly exuberant. Ripe apricot, orange peel, pastry, baked apple, butter and vanillin all flesh out in this beautifully resonant, toasty edition of the P2. Soft curves and voluptuous fruit add to the wine’s immediacy and sheer appeal. The 2000 is not hugely complex or layered, but it has plenty of palate presence and overall intensity. The 2000 P2 is a terrific choice for readers who enjoy Champagnes that show the more advanced aromas, flavors and textures that develop in bottle. Tasted two times with consistent notes.

  • 96p

A Champagne that has turned to a very fine texture with dried pineapple and lemon character. Medium to full body, complex and flavorful palate. Shows length and beauty. Pie crust, cooked apple and lemon rind continue on the finish. A truly great 2000 with a combination of finesse and strength. It’s very, very minerally to a point of sea salt. It was disgorged in first half of 2016.

  • 97p

Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, brioche, flinty, apples, layered and nuanced, layered, bright and fresh nose, beautiful nose. Fresh acidity, beautiful mousse, minerals, oysters, chalk, apples, some citrus, superb balance, intense yet transparent, layered, long. 96

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Reims, Champagne

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Inside Information

When Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000 was released, I knew it was a classic: complete, tactile, balanced. These obvious traits were in fact hiding an elusive depth, an ambivalent character. Austere yet seductive, precise yet caressing, the wine was ever-changing and evolving—much as the year 2000 and its weather marked by alternating episodes of cold and warmth.

 

17 years later, as I taste Dom Pérignon P2 2000, I think to myself: “this is what the plénitudes are all about.” I confront the wine in my glass with the one in my memories, and I can’t help but notice that the wine has grown: its facets are better delineated, its edges sharper, the global impression more accomplished. This is the magic of the maturation on the lees, in our cellars: the balance of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000 has expanded into the insolent coherence of Dom Pérignon P2 2000.

 

Dom Pérignon P2 2000 is indeed best defined by this impression of coherence. The harmony is in motion, the wine is reinventing itself as I drink it. The nose is lively, invigorating, generous. Am I in a wheat field in summer? In a baker’s shop? Hints of bergamot and stone fruits break my reverie. I put the wine in my mouth: it is assertive, vibrant. Its viscosity better highlights all its contours. Graceful and light, it dances around until the finish, where licorice and toasted malt blend with each other…

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