Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2 1995 Champagne

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Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2
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Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2
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Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2 1995 - 75cl Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2 1995 - 75cl   £599.95
Champagne Dom Perignon Overview
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The Plénitude (originally Oenothèque) concept has been years in development at Dom Pérignon. After studying the natural course of ageing that vintage champagne seems to undertake, the winemaking team found that, rather than improving steadily and linearly (as is the case with many wines), it develops and matures through three defined stages in its life.

The first release (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the harvest and is the style that most consumers are familiar with. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years, during which time the cuvée 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 reaches its ultimate peak. Initially these mature vintages were made available under limited release called “Oenothèque” but were re-braned in 2014 as “Plénitude”. Read more about the Plénitude concept here.

Weather: The 1995 harvest was a large crop and shared similar characteristics with the renowned 1998. Following four consecutive years of tough growing conditions, 1995 came as a huge relief to the region - the first universally declared vintage since 1990. The summer was mainly hot, with some showers a few weeks before the harvest. Originally released after eight years on the lees, Dom Pérignon Rosé 1995 had very expressive black fruit flavour. Now after over sixteen years on the lees, Dom Perignon Rosé P2 1995 is softer and creamier than the first release.

News Article: Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2 1995 placed third in our comprehensive Blanc vs Rosé blind tasting in May 2017 with Essi Avellan MW. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay | inc. 20% Red Wine
Ageing: 16 years on the lees
Dosage: 6.5 g/l
Drink: 2015-2025

Tasting Note: On the nose, this is fruity and complex with hints of red berries leading to a palate of cranberry, mint and a hint of cinnamon spice. The flavours linger long after the finish and the added time on the lees has created a superb rosé that is balanced beautifully and still youthful even at twenty years of age - a hallmark of P2. The extra lees ageing seems to have enhanced the red berry fruit flavour, with further layers of complexity coming from the yeasty character. All in all, this is a powerhouse rosé that is still tasting so young.

Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2 1995 is presented in a high-quality metalled Dom Pérignon gift box (as shown in the pictures on the left). This is an exceptionally rare champagne and The Finest Bubble are one of just a handful of retailers lucky enough to secure stock of this late-release cuvée.
Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2
Dom Perignon Rose Plenitude 2 - P2
Michael Edwards,
Decanter.com,
Nov 2016
93/100
“Vibrant gold colour with russet twinkles. Everything here speaks of a warm summer, gaining perfectly ripe grapes (especially the Chardonnay). Scents of white flowers and citrus. The mousse in the mouth suggests less pressure than usual, making it taste more like a great white wine than a Champagne. Superb quality of fruit and potential vinosity, with quite a lot in reserve for another decade +. Not for everyone, but for those who like white Burgundy, this is an alternative jewel for roast turbot with girolles, or milk-fed veal.
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Oct 2016
96-98/100
“There is a timeless feel to this beauty, which is unmistakeably Dom Pérignon in its pristinely pure, smoky mineral character. Beautiful Pinot aromas, underwood, cherry, spice and chocolate. Tight and first in the glass but builds up over time into an excuisitely refined yet endlessly layered whole. Seamless is the right word for this wine that has rested on its yeast lees for over 15 years bringing such harmony to it. Velvet-smooth, linear palate full of energy. Positively vinous, intense and lingering. Great exuberance of fruit. Even if the 1995 was a rich vintage, its Dom Pérignon Rosé P2 is a particularly elegant wine, which will go on and on.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jul 2015
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18.5/20
“This has just been released, in tiny quantities like all P2 rosés – for the moment anyway. Although I suppose this could change if the house decides to increase the production of Dom Pérignon rosé.
The colour is pale rose pink with just a hint of blue – in fact it almost looks younger than the 2004 first release tasted alongside it. Still reasonably vigorous bead. Haunting, warm nose - super-complex with rose petals and a hint of dill pickle - that gives way to a rather coy, super-fruity palate that ends bone dry. Smells of warm vegetables - tomatoes?! Masses of appetising development. Great, throat-warming finish. Delicate. Lacy texture. Very fine, though so delicate that it would need careful food matching. Very pretty and complex with strawberry notes. Textured and intellectual.”
Antonio Galloni,
VinousMedia.com,
Jul 2015
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95+/100
“The just-released 1995 Dom Pérignon Rosé P2 is stunning. Young, delicate and vibrant in the glass, the 1995 has it all; expressive aromatics, crystalline fruit and fabulous overall balance. Cranberry, mint, hard candy, cinnamon and dried rose petals are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 1995 P2 is sweet and layered, but with lovely veins of chalky minerality that give the wine its sense of energy. A delicate, floral finish rounds things out nicely.”
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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