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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bad Boy Birthday Bash, 7/16/2009 92J points

    (Dom Perignon) The 1995 Dom Perignon out of jeroboam was long, grainy, edgy and zippy but one-dimensional. Ray and Bruce thought it was ‘flat-out great,’ Ray adding ‘smoky aromas, a wealth of yellow fruit and that creamy DP style…staggering.’ I should add that they were both plastered at this point lol. The King had his hand on a saber already, so I didn’t want to argue

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/9/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 95 points

    (Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Bright, toasty, tart stonefruit, sweet grapefruit and vanilla nose; tasty, bright, scintillating, tart citrus and stonefruit; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon Champagne) A pale straw hue, with a very fine bead, although it is very persistent. The nose gives little rounded nuances of nuts and cream, specifically almonds, with a smoky, roasted white meat character which sounds really strange, but it was a rich and attractive aroma. It has certainly taken on a little more interest and complexity since my last tasting. The palate is full and broad, but more marked by its fine, precise purity. There are also some sweet fruits with a delicate cream, and a gently rounded mousse. Very good indeed, with lots of promise still. This one should stay in the cellar yet.
  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2005, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon) Quite a pale hue, with a sparse bead. The nose takes half an hour or so to really open out, revealing smoky, honey-edged brioche, with a little creamed-mushroom character. Wonderfully elegant, and showing some appreciable development since my last tasting. Quite a fine, precise palate, showing lemon-edged white citrus fruits, with a tinge of honey brioche character, and very firm acidity. Nuances of orange blossom and jasmine provide emerging complexity, buoyed along by a creamy mousse. Great persistence. This is lovely, but should excel in the cellar over the next decade.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Dom Perignon, 12 Angry Men, Auction Lunch and a Holiday Party, 12/13/2004 94 points

    (Dom Perignon) had a milder nose by comparison but was still very nice. There was a delicate freshness on the bready side with mild citrus and a quiet calm and balance to the nose. The palate was very stony and a bit more unbalanced by comparison to the 1996 in regard to the bread flavors upfront and alcohol on the finish. The 1995 was more medium-bodied but solid, and it went very well with the smoked trout, which balanced it out on the palate tremendously. The 1995 was very smooth, more ready, approachable and rounder than the 1996. Justin remarked that the 1995 was .better balanced. It doesn.t have the stuffing of the 1996, but it.s more my style..

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/11/2004, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Good yeasty nose; yummy, citrus, grapefruit and yeast palate; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    1/3/2004, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 96 points

    (Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Lovely, subtle, lemon and cream nose; great entry, wonderful acid and citrus flavors, yeast, wtih nice lemon cream finish; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon Champagne) Very pale in appearance. A sparse bead with moderate sized bubbles. It remains quite restrained on the nose, with mere hints of aromas that typify youthful Dom Perignon, a mixture of almonds, cream and white fruits. The palate maintains this reserved, closed-down theme, as it remains very tight. Much more grip and acidity than fruit or flavour at present, but there is a fine mousse. This is a great wine in the making and I look forward to opening the remaining bottles in the distant future. Hold for three to five years minimum.

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