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1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

Dom Perignon

97Average Score
flagChampagne / France
White
drink-now2012-2075

This was my first look at the 1996 Oenotheque release of Dom Pérignon, which of course if quite a bit behind the evolutionary arc of the original release of the wine. The bouquet is still fairly youthful and steely in profile, delivering a still primary nose of green apple, pear, a touch of menthol, great, stony minerality, the gentle botanicals of Dom Pérignon in its youth, bread dough and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, young and absolutely pristine, with laser-like focus, refined mousse, great backend mineral drive and a very long, focused and perfectly balanced young finish. This does not offer anywhere near the pleasure in the glass today as the original release, but it will be even finer once it has reached its apogee. Drink 2028-2075+.

John Gilman, View From The Cellar  (November 2016)    Score: 97/100    Drink 2028-2075

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace£1,998.00
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