This wine is elaborated in great confidence, we are forced to limit its sale to 3 bottles per customer.
Every house has its ultimate bottle. In this case, may we introduce you to the Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996 vintage – a vintage of exception formed from a mild winter and a summer of great contrast featuring both drought and heavy showers.
Sometimes all the variables are perfect, and this is one such occasion. For, one month before the harvest, a blast of sunshine lent the grapes maturity, and it was this factor alone that helped catapult the 1996 vintage into an echelon that few champagnes are capable of entering.
Opening fabulously with a nose of praline and dried fruits, a background of dense peat and iodine follows. In the mouth, power is key, and with a veracity which mingles to create a taste invasion. The final word in this adventure is persistence. Thanks to this, Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996 vintage possesses incredible ageing potential, as well as a sharpness that will be most welcome after sampling lesser blends.
- Revue du Vin de France : 18/20
- Guide Parker : 97/100
- Guide Richard Juhlin : 95/100