Dom Pérignon really do enjoy keeping us on the edge of our seats. Whilst we had to wait over 18 months for a vintage Blanc release after Dom Pérignon 2004, we’ve barely had time to taste Dom Pérignon 2005 and now the 2006 vintage is just around the corner.
As mentioned in our tasting of Dom Pérignon 2005 back in May of this year when it was released, drastic selection in the vineyard in 2005 led to an extremely limited production volume – just 20-25% of the volume of the 2004 vintage. So, although not expecting the 2005 release to last long, it is still a slight surprise to find out that Dom Pérignon 2006 is to be released so soon – likely in the next few weeks.
From what we’ve seen and tasted of other 2006 releases so far however, it’s unlikely Dom Pérignon had any great difficulty sourcing worthy grapes for their 2006 vintage Blanc. Second only to 2002, the 2006 vintage is now undoubtedly positioning itself as one of the vintages of the decade – certainly every example we have tasted thus far has been stunning – and we’re consequently left eagerly anticipating Dom Pérignon’s expression of this great vintage.
Furthermore, French production Wine Paper published the following tasting note earlier this month from la Maison Dom Pérignon:
It’s difficult to denote much from this typically colourful Dom Pérignon tasting note, but it certainly sounds succulent and complex. As always, The Finest Bubble will post news of Dom Pérignon 2006’s release as soon as we get it, hopefully with a tasting note to boot. Stay tuned.