[bottle for Emma's birth]. Stored since 2006. Golden syrupy yellow and medium bubbles this is just shy of vintage champs in taste retaining a sense of its youth and minerality. Yet it has full and complex flavours of honey, toast, raisins, apricot, orange citrus, marmite. Beautiful structure. To be savoured now.
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(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Light yellow color; nice minerally, tart lemon, subtly yeasty, tart white peach nose, that takes on a coffee ground nose after 90 minutes in the glass; tasty, youthful, tart white peach, mineral, lemon palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
(Dom Perignon) Somehow we ended up at Bar Rouge again, and they were out of Krug, so we did the 1998 Dom Perignon versus the 1999 Cristal. It was not much of a contest, but the DP was pleasant, smooth and easy to drink (91). As I admired the women that had surrounded us in the club, Mr. Margaux gave me some wise advice, an old Chinese proverb. ‘It is ok to squeeze the milk, but don’t take home the cow.’
(Dom Perignon) was good but very forward. A touch chunky but finessed out over the next couple of hours. Really intense and alot of stuff in reserve.
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