A lovely surprise. I wasn't expecting much from a 1980 but this must have been a brilliantly stored bottle. Dark yellow to gold, this really shone bright, mature and alluring. Lovely matured leathery nose, lots of creamy cashews, macadamia nuts, butter with hints of orange peel and wet grass. The palate was surprisingly fresh and viscous. Good structure, hints of fruits still, but more on the secondary characteristic profile. Very nutty and fat, I got lots of oil, cream, almond and a touch of smoke. This had lovely complexity. Bubbles did disappear at the end, but this was a great treat. In a prime drinking window.
Incredible nose, complex with ripe baked apples, madeira-like nose of burnt sugar. Develops very well also. Taste is full bodied, ripe fruit but still very fresh! Great balance, very long, a true pleasure, a serious wine!
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(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) From magnum - light medium golden yellow color with abundant, steady, very tiny bubbles; appealing, maturing, light sauteed onion nose; focused, very tasty, youthful, tart apple, mineral chalk palate; long finish 93+ points