Dom Pérignon Michael Riedel Edition 2006 Champagne

Dom Pérignon Michael Riedel Edition
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Dom Pérignon Michael Riedel Edition 2006 - 75cl Dom Pérignon Michael Riedel Edition 2006 - 75cl   £149.95 £152.95 £155.00
Champagne Dom Perignon Overview
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This 2016 Creators Edition of Dom Pérignon 2006 has been formed in partnership with Michael Riedel, the famous German contemporary artist. The Dom Pérignon box and bottle are designed with a complex layering of many 'D' and 'P' letters (taken from the House name).

The 2006 vintage marks the fifth consecutive release of this famous prestige cuvée, the first such occurrence in Dom Pérignon's history. With similar weather characteristics as the now-legendary 2002, the 2006 vintage was overall very hot and dry. Vines grew in fits and starts with a heatwave during July succeeded by a cool and humid August. The ultimate factor was the summery September weather, which assisted the grapes in developing much more maturity than usual. As a result, the harvest was the longest on record: four weeks beginning on 11th September.

Tasting note:Initial impressions on the nose are floral and ripe tropical fruits that open to more candied fruit and toasted notes. On the palate an increasing level of creaminess and complexity develop with time in the glass. This is a champagne showing the true hallmarks of a superb vintage which, given time, will position itself as one of the vintages of the decade.

Technical information:
Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 5 g/l
Dom Pérignon Michael Riedel Edition
Michael Edwards,
Decanter.com,
Aug 2016
92/100
“Stylish glittering pale gold with tiny flowing bubbles. Chardonnay scents lead into citrus fruits with floral lilac and snow drop aromas. The Pinot Noir is starting to stir amongst the ripe pear and peach flavours that are healthily tight. A fine acidity in a year lacking some. As always you need to be patient with Dom Pérignon, the supreme reductive style. This is still a baby with much potential.
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jul 2016
18.5/20
“Back label says this is the ‘First Plénitude’ of Dom P, having been aged for nine years. 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay.
Bright pale slightly greenish straw. Rich, very tightly laced nose with many layers and great density – on the nose. Real excitement here with some tension. Some unashamed richness underneath but excellent freshness too. Something quite electric about this. Almost unfurled. You could certainly drink this with pleasure already but there is clearly lots tucked away here for future development. Impressively long and reverberant. 12%”
Andrew Jefford,
Decanter.com,
Mar 2016
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93/100
“A genuinely outstanding effort with the sometimes over-rich 2006 vintage, the light-gold DP is classy, fresh, refined and floral, with an intense, vivacious, darting palate with a weave of green lime and sea-shore pungency through it. Not many 06s can truly be said to be ‘chalky’ but this, weighed and filtered on the tongue, does indeed suggest the powdery dust which falls from the blackboard as you wipe it. Perhaps pure-steel handling helps the drinker perceive this? ”
Antonio Galloni,
VinousMedia.com,
Oct 2015
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97/100
“The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Oct 2015
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18+/20
“Tasted blind. Pale greenish gold. Intense youthful nose. Dense and tense. Youthful with some sweetish creaminess. Slightly chewy on the end. 2006? ”
Assi Evellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Sep 2015
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96/100
“The 2006 is a bold and ripe Dom Pérignon full of exuberant tropical fruit and vanilla notes, topped up with the hallmark fragrant, gunpowder and toast character. It has a broad, rich mid-palate and a truly dry, salient finish with a phenolic touch of a ripe year. The fruitiness is polished and bright and there is fine, balanced freshness to it. This vintage is built to last, it is still tight but packed with fleshy fruitiness. ”
Bought directly from Moët Hennessy, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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