Dark amber, with a good amount of fizz. Seemed a little tired at first, but air allowed the components to harmonize and gain depth in the glass. It came alive with crisp notes of toast, biscuits, orange pith, minerals, and burnt sugar that complemented the sweet, oxidised bouquet of ripe apples, cider, stonefruit, and hazelnuts. Articulated surprising freshness, vigor, a spritzy mouthfeel, pungent undertones, and a hint of ginger spice on the long finish. This was thirst quenching. The last glass was better than the first.
After a few days the same wine from completely different source and totally different showing. Color is a bit rose like, nose of strong toast and toasted nuts, with just a hint of sherry tones. Very full palate also with slight sherry, fine bubbles and good acidity. Drinking very well but bottles like this won't keep longer.
Wow fantastic Dom, still very light in color, very dense and fine bubbles. Very fresh nose with loads of citrus fruit, very lightly oxidative. Full and complex palate with great balance between freshness and oxidativeness, very long finish with nice minerals. Drinking exceptionally well now and can keep.
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(Dom Perignon) A magnum of 1975 Dom Perignon was next. The ’75 was more herbal, but herbal in a good way. There were also more minerals here, with hints of granulated sugar and toast, along with some rye crisp. It was very fresh as well, more spiky in its acidity and drier in its personality. It was still excellent
(Dom Perignon) The first magnum was an original release and had a nice, warm nose of mature toast and cream soda, along with wheat and baked caramel apple in the background. In the mouth, it was still fresh out of magnum, warm and round, nutty and creamy with caramel flavors. It had medium weight but was still spritzy, and Wendy found its ‘acidity perfect.'
(Dom Perignon) The second magnum of 1975 Dom Perignon was an ‘Oenotheque wannabe,’ which wasn’t surprising since it was disgorged in 1995. Clean, gamy, pungent and fresh, it was still very good but not nearly as complex or as interesting as the original bottling. Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.