Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2 1996 Champagne

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Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2
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Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2
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Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2 1996 - 75cl Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2 1996 - 75cl   £820.00
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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.

"What is remarkable about this vintage is that the boldness and authority that characterise the vintage are tempered. A subtle play is established between the pronounced, impetuous character of the 1996 vintage and the Dom Pérignon style that tames it." - Richard Geoffrey, Chef de Cave.

The 1996 year was full of contrasts; a capricious summer with wet periods not compensating for the earlier drought. However, the periods of high heat preceding the harvest led to exceptional maturity, marked by a rare balance of power and acidity. The 1996 vintage has all the inimitable traits of Dom Pérignon Rosé; with all the light-heartedness, vivacity and vibrancy of the Pinot Noir grape, yet maintaining the balance between the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. This play of contrasts reaches such a degree of density and sophistication that it achieves a sublime harmony.

A real strong pink colour with hints of cherry and raspberry and lots of summer fruits and just a dash of ripe red pepper. On the palate there is a evolution from the original release of this vintage, with lots berry fruit, raspberry and strawberry and cherry all prominent and a spicy undertone and just a hint of lemon and great refreshing acidity. The ageing potential of this champagne is going to be amazing, its bursting full of fruit and great acidity backbone making it seem very young, yet its already 20 years old!

Dom Pérignon Rosé P2 1996 is presented in a superb metal box with a "wave like" texture. Released in 2016 this Dom Pérignon is very scarce.

Grape Varieties: 30% Chardonnay, 70% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 5 g/l

Came 3rd in our Rosé tasting: Read full tasting write up from January 2016

Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2
Dom Pérignon Rosé Plénitude 2 - P2
Antonio Galloni MW,
VinousMedia.com,
Jul 2017
97/100
“The 1996 Dom Pérignon Rosé P2 is breathtaking. Vibrant and yet also wonderfully ethereal, the 1996 proves to be utterly captivating from the very first taste. Scents of orange peel, rose petal and wild flowers all waft from the glass. In recent vintages, the Rosé is often decidedly vinous in style. The 1996 speaks to a high acid vintage where freshness prevails over textural richness. The 1996 Rosé P2 is not an obvious wine, rather it is a Champagne that speaks to understatement and pure class above all else. Because of its relatively delicate personality, I would prefer to drink the 1996 over the next decade or two at most.”
Richard Hemming MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jan 2017
17.5/20
“Dosage 6 g/l. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (18% of which is red wine).
Creamy, spicy palate and vibrant red fruit. Still needs a bit of time for the nose to develop. Long and gradual to finish with a savoury, salty flavour. (RH)”
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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