Served at Alex's house in Bordeaux on the occasion of BWE France Tour 2015. Evolved and mature in colour, some beading but little persistence. Stewed apples aromas. I was expecting more biscuity and brioche notes, all that said, I was sated by the soft apple aromas, which persisted. An enjoyable glass with a medium finish.
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(Dom Perignon) A 1990 Dom Perignon that followed was tough to drink thereafter. It was pungent and grassy, and despite being very fresh and with a great finish, I wanted to go back to the Mercier. It ain’t easy to go young after you’ve gone old, at least for wine (92+).
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Light golden yellow color with leisurely pinpoint bubbles; lovely, delicious, lightly honeyed, beeswax, yeasty, tart apple nose; tasty, rich, poised, tart lemon, mineral, lightly honeyed, tart peach palate; long finish 95+ points
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Light golden yellow color; mature, mushroom, hazelnut, toffee, marzipan, apple nose; tasty, tart pear, tart apple, mineral palate, more youthful than on the nose; medium-plus finish
(Dom Perignon) The evening started off innocently enough with a magnum of 1990 Dom Perignon, which was very fresh out of magnum, much younger than out of bottle, as it should be. It was clean with great acidity, as well as mineral, spice, cement and straw aromas. With excellent definition and length in the mouth, it got even breadier over time, like toast soaked in oil. Yum (95+M).
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Light medium gold color; baked peach, buttery, maturing nose; good tart peach, baked peach, mineral, tart stone fruit palate with lime acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
(Dom Perignon) We warmed up with a 1990 Dom Perignon, which was one of the better bottles of this that I have had recently. It was rich, nutty and beefy, a bit of a bruiser, but long and full of structure
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Medium butter yellow color; buttery, hazelnut, almond and brioche nose; very poised, creamy textured, tart pear, hazelnut, butter palate, an excellent bottle; long finish 95+ pts.
(Dom Perignon) Roger was running late, and Jay and I started to become dizzy and confused without a bottle open between us. He quickly remedied that situation with a 1990 Dom Perignon. The 1990 DP had a toasty nose, just right in that regard. There was great balance with its granulated sugar sex appeal, and bread joined the aroma party with a rye twist. Alexander admired its ‘floral’ qualities, and Jay its ‘freshness.’ This was about as good a bottle of 1990 Dom that I have had, and there have certainly been lesser ones, a fact echoed by Jay. Hints of apple were on the palate, and it got cracker crispy in the glass. It s acidity was outstanding, and so was the bubbly
(Dom Perignon) The 1990 had a nose full of white chocolate initially, so much so that finding another descriptor was difficult. Those aromas carried over to the palate, which was also bready, (white) meaty and earthy with some straw and tobacco behind it. Justin thought the bubbles .seemed finer. and also mentioned that he thought Champagne was the hardest beverage for which to do tasting notes
(Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Fine, elegant nose; almonds and cream. Fresh and balanced palate, vibrant acidity with a creamy-edged texture. Full, almond notes. Great finesse here. Wonderful structure for future ageing; needs a further five to ten years and should probably drink beyond that. Excellent.