Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1996 Champagne

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque
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Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1996 - 75cl Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1996 - 75cl   £282.95 £286.95 £289.95
Champagne Dom Perignon Overview
Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave, speaks of three ages of peak maturity in Dom Pérignon's life; the first after 7-8 years (the standard release - currently the 2006 vintage), the second at 12-20 years and a third at 35-40 years. Dom Pérignon makes these mature vintages available through extremely limited 'Oenothèque' releases, representing just 1-2% of only the most age-worthy vintages. Oenothèques are an attestation to the battery life of energy and youth contained within the lees in a bottle of champagne, capable of sustaining a bottle for a lifetime.

The 1996 year was full of contrasts and the summer changeable, but remains famous as a high sugar, high acid champagne vintage. In the month before grape-picking, the spells of hot weather and the influence of north-easterly winds contributed to the initial maturity of the vintage. Initially lauded as the best since 1990, maybe better, it is undergoing a slight re-appraisal at the moment, as with some of the white Burgundies. High acidity and a tendency to oxidise appear peculiar bed-fellows, but the phenomenon has been noted with one or two champagnes.

Pale with an immediately apparent complexity on the bouquet. Dense, yet wonderfully racy, this shows amazing freshness and depth of fruit. Full body, without the high-acid profile of the vintage, the flavours evoke citrus and smoke. The Oenothèque 1996, enjoying what Richard Geoffroy describes as its 'second plénitude' of development, is now taking on a biscuity, honied richness, with hints of tropic fruit, figs and hazelnut adding suitable complexity.

Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 6 g/L

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1996 does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1996 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
Dom Pérignon Oenothèque
Dom Pérignon Oenothèque
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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