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    66
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    3
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

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.

P3 offerings are fully matured, recently disgorged Champagnes that have been stored in the cellars where they were originally made.

The maturation of Dom Pérignon occurs not in a simple linear trajectory, but in successive leaps into new expression, each of which are called Plénitudes. In the long journey of elaboration, the wine goes through this metamorphosis, a transformation. Each Plénitude contributes to Dom Pérignon’s singularity. In the darkness of the cellars, from one plénitude to the next, Dom Pérignon will grow and blossom, transmuting time into energy. 
 

There are three plenitudes in the life of a given vintage: the first window or plenitude is around 6-8 after the vintage. This is when Dom Pérignon Vintage is released.

The second plenitude, or P2, arrives between 12-15 years after vintage, and is about when the energy reaches its climax; showing intensity and vibrancy in high-definition.

 

The third plenitude, P3, comes after around 30 years, when the Champagne has spent more than 20 years on its lees. This is a stage in which maximum complexity is sought, very concentrated, with the most wisdom but with less energy.

 

“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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Vintage 1976

This sunny and hot drought year with record heat levels across Europe led to a very early harvest, which began on September 1st. Large yields (averaging 10,359 kg/ha) of super ripe fruit produced rich and powerful champagnes, although relatively low in acidity (averaging 7.2 g/l). The acidity levels made some winemakers doubt the wines' longevity but this has since been proven wrong by a multitude of majestic 1976 Champagnes defying time. The style is unashamedly ripe, big and even fatty with plush fruitiness. By no means ‘classic' in style but nevertheless great and a forefather to the warm vintages we are experiencing now. Bollinger R.D. 1976 from magnum for example, is something to behold. Other magnificent cuvées include Philipponnat Clos des Goisses, Dom Pérignon Brut and P3, Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque, Piper-Heidsieck Rare and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne.

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Average Bottle Price

2017
2 455€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Straw and Healthy

ending

Round and Pure

flavors

Blueberry, Vanilla, Plum, Honey, Truffles and Floral

nose

Intense, Fresh, Opulent and Generous

taste

Perfectly balanced, Well-structured, Good texture, Full-bodied, Rich, Vigor and Elegant

Verdict

Transparent and nice but not special

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, in an perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is straw, and looking clear, healthy and deep. On the nose it is intense, wide, fresh, opulent, generous, tempting and rich. The taste is fresh, rich, vigor, elegant, fragrant, refined, full-bodied, with well-structured, perfectly balanced and good texture structure. On the palate it is layered and has tropical fruits, truffles, vanilla, blueberry, plum, honey, white fruits, floral, dried-fruit and citrus flavours. The finish is round, lingering, pure and vibrant. This wine is intelligent, transparent, sexy and masterpiece. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 15min before tasting. Good value for money.
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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