Mature Champage: Tasted blind: In itself a wonderful wine, but comparing it to the DP 90 in the glass next to it... a whole different story. The nose is dominated by apples. Overall the wine has a great length, is balanced, powerful and elegant. I am missing a bit the complexity. Overall, I can say the 1993 Champagnes don't disappoint but one just notices the limitations of the vintage. Drink now.
Dark honey gold colour with a whispering of bubbles. The nose is very mature showing oxidized and mellow fruits like plums and apples as well as chocolate, butter and honey. The palate is smooth and silk with a nice long honeylike finish.
Despite that this bottle has developed a bit quickly it really showed a good sample of long-aged vintage DP. Just perfect!
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(Dom Perignon) was a bit funky. It lacked the purity of fruit of the .95 and .96, with more earthy, weedy and bready aromas that seemed stale by comparison. There was a little more mature honey as well, but that aroma was secondary. Justin called it .really light with a clover bordering on stale bread crumbs.. We concurred that it was funky, but not a good funky, more like a white guy funky. There was no front palate, and the backside was ok but had a touch of musty flavors. There was some structure but it was a one-dimensional wine, and it got disturbingly celeric on the palate
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