Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2 1995 Champagne

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Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2
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Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2 1995 - 75cl Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2 1995 - 75cl   £499.95
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The Plénitude concept has been years in development at Dom Pérignon and they have identified the natural course of aging that Vintage Champagne takes. Rather than improving steadily as is the case with many wines, it seems to take 3 defined stages in its life. The first release (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the vintage and is the style that most are familiar with and is currently the 2006 vintage. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years and really takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement. Finally the third Plénitude (P3) will see the champagne ageing another 20-30 years until it peaks with both previously falling under the Oenothèque banner.

The first release of the 1995 vintage was in 2002, this had a great depth and balance with incredibly ripe fruits. Now, some 21 years later since bottling, P2 1995 has flavours of complex rich and concentrated fruits. After now some 16 years on the lees in the famous Cellars in Épernay, the purpose of which is perfectly summed up by the winemaker himself: "For the Second Plénitude, we're looking for the peak of energy, intensity and vibrancy, showing the wine in high-definition," Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave, Dom Pérignon.

Chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy: '1995 is remembered for its exceptional summer. Spring was rather gloomy and the vines flowered late but quickly, thanks to summer weather which had reached heat-wave proportions by the end of June. For two months there was very little rain, a few isolated storms, and temperatures for the season were the highest for the last thirty years. Harvesting began on 18 September for the Chardonnay, and 25 September for the Pinot Noir.'

The 1995 harvest was a large crop and shared similar characteristics with the renowned 1998. After a previous four years of tough growing conditions, 1995 came as a relief as the first universally declared vintage since 1990. The summer was mainly hot, with some showers a few weeks before the harvest.

On the nose, a fresh bouquet of fruits combines with hints of rye, praline and smoke. On the palate hints of toasted brioche, smooth and very balanced, this champagne has abundance of apple and hints of spice. The finish is incredibly long and full of vibrancy.

Dom Pérignon P2 1995 is presented in a superb Dom Pérignon metal box. This is a very scarce release.

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

Dom Pérignon P2 1995 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 - P2
Antonio Galloni ,
VinousMedia.com,
May 2016
96/100
“We had no problem polishing off two bottles of the sublime 1995 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque to start. What a wine! Our bottles were superb; clean, precise and intensely aromatic, with endless layers of fruit and phenomenal balance.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Apr 2016
18/20
“Mid pale gold. Quite a ripe nose. Big and bold, even toasty. Lively toasted almonds. A little dry on the finish. Some dried apricots. Exuberant, not quite as long as 1996 and 1998. Lots of fun but less complete and complex than some. ”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, 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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