First true encounter with an old Champagne, and it's awesome! There's no bubbles (champagne ignorant here), but a golden elixir that offers a complex nose filled with fruity sweetness, creamy bakery and nutty notes. Acidity and alcohol is exquisitely balanced, and the soft touch on the palate makes you almost not wanting to swallow. Long and still lively. Simply brilliant! Thanks Isaac for such a fantastic treat.
A couple of guys at the table thought there was a bit of tca, I thought there was some mushroomy characters from the cork but perhaps not tca. It had plenty of citrus and toast and was quite full with quite sweet dosage still evident.
Pours out a deep orange colour but is still bright and luminous. It smells quite malty and chocolatey at first like Ovaltine. There are notes of truffle, almond butter and preserved citrus and it is quite sweet at its heart with brulee, honey and baked apple flavours.There's a pleasant prickly sensation where the bubbles used to be and it is full, rich, complex and ethereal. Length of flavours is admirable.
Drank the 69 DP and 69 Oeno side by side. Both were great, as they usually are. The 69 showed its age, but was a well stored bottle that expressed great aged DP typicity. The 69 Oeno, an 06 disgorgement, was a mind blowingly good bottle. What a duo.
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(Dom Perignon) A 1969 Dom Perignon had the classic granulated sugar in its near-perfect nose. It was mature yet still fresh and young. The palate was long and spritely, with superb acidity and great, grainy flavors. Bobby also admired its ‘clean and young’ qualities. It was a great bottle.
(Dom Perignon) The first Champagne was superb. We started off on the right foot with this creamy, nutty, toasty and honeyed nectar. It had this smoky, glazed donut edge and the perfect amount of sweetness possible. In the mouth, it was seamless, balanced and pure with great, granulated sugar flavors and excellent acidity. Someone picked up on ‘caramel.’ This magnum of 1969 Dom Perignon was as good as it gets
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