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Dom Perignon 1999

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£860.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Dom Pérignon is only available as a vintage champagne and is only produced in exceptional years. Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique, that expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon. After at least eight years of lees ageing in the cellars, the wine enters its first phase of interest, Plenitude 1, showing quite youthful fruit and broad texture from the lees contact. The signature Dom Pérignon aromatic is that "hint smoky" character a result of the reductive winemaking where they go to extreme lengths to keep each step of the winemaking process free of oxygen. With every sip of Dom Perignon you always have that purity of fruit character, depending on the vintage you normally see the Pinot Noir fruit dominate, which are those red fruits like raspberry, peach and dark cherry. The Chardonnay adds a supporting layer of chalky texture and delicious fruit in the yellow spectrum like plum, apple and tropical notes of pineapple.

Weather: The 1999 season began with hailstorms in May which destroyed many vines, though as the year went on warmer weather prevailed throughout July and August. The year developed promisingly with high expectations, until heavy rainfall in the second week of September contributed to the loss of many crops. Despite the rain the grapes had maturated well in the long summer and early concerns over dilution of flavour never became an issue.

News Article: Read more about Dom Pérignon 1999 in the review of our vertical tasting of Dom Pérignon vintages here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 51% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: Now some years on from the initial release, these champagnes are starting to show how good they are. On the nose hints of ripe fruits and toastiness lead to a palate full of flavour. Exotic fruits combine with a slight touch of that creamy vanilla richness from its long ageing both on and off the lees. A full and lasting finish pays compliment to a vintage that today is showing better than ever.
Champagne Dom Perignon Overview
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Expert Reviews
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Magnum. Richard Geoffroy thought initially it was a bit blah and lacking density – too obvious, perhaps. Disgorged nearly 10 years earlier than the P2 2000.
Much more evolved nose than the P2 2000 just tasted. Fully mature, nutty nose. Round and approachable. Difficult to spit.
Drink 2008-2023”
91 → 93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Mild, soft nose with subtly emerging toastiness and plenty of smoky minerality, ground chalk characters and a touch of vegetal notes. Round, wide palate with soft acidity and stylish effervescence. Mellow and round vintage with medium-term potential. Does not possess the usual racy classiness of DP but a completely different, full and calm expression.”
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Served not blind immediately after 2002 through to 2006 (which were all served blind), so of course it seemed particularly beautiful. Pale creamy minerally savoury nose. Really lively and punchy. Some smokiness. A hint of honey. Very good bottle. ”
93/100
Richard Juhlin
“An absolutely fabulous, great, broad-shouldered costume with juicy exotic fruitiness and an almost 76-like sensation of essence and fullness of body. A real fruit bomb that is going to give pleasure to many generations of wine-lovers. The funny thing is that this wine does not have even a trace of Dom Pérignon's typically toasted character as yet, despite its sweet mellowness. The most important explanation for this is probably the brief time since being disgorged, but also, paradoxically enough, the wine's gorgeous oiliness that makes it difficult for the toasted aromas to elbow their way out.”
91/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Mild, soft nose with subtly emerging toastiness and plenty of smoky minerality, ground chalk characters and a touch of vegetal notes. Round, wide palate with soft acidity and stylish effervescence. Mellow and round vintage with medium-term potential. Does not possess the usual racy classiness of DP but a completely different, full and calm expression.”
93/100
Antonio Galloni
“These four vintages of Dom Pérignon provide a fascinating snapshot of how the house has performed in recent years. The 1999 Dom Pérignon is a little flabbier than the 2000. Smoke, toastiness, tar and ripe fruit emerge from the glass in a generous, expansive style. The 1999 offers more body than the 2000 but the aromas and flavors are less well-articulated. This is a relatively simple Dom Pérignon, yet the wine possesses outstanding balance and plenty of harmony. According to Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy the warm vintage also resulted in relatively high yields, and the low-acid style is most reminiscent of the 1976.”
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News Articles
  1. Mr Dom Pérignon's Life in Bottles

    Mr Dom Pérignon's Life in Bottles

    December 13, 2018

    Read Jancis Robinson's review of our recent Dom Pérignon Retrospective tasting - including scores, tasting notes and a league table of all 23 champagnes tasted, spanning 1990-2009. Full article on JancisRobinson.com.
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