Mr Dom Pérignon’s Life in Bottles

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“Every one of Richard Geoffroy’s babies sampled.

I had the great honour and pleasure last month of co-hosting with Nick Baker of The Finest Bubble a retrospective tasting of all the Dom Pérignons made by Richard Geoffroy, who is retiring to make sake in Japan. There were 16 whites, including seven late-released P2s and one P3, and seven glorious rosés, including three P2s – 23 luxurious champagnes in all, in very different stages of evolution – as signalled by the famous Ps for Plénitude.

For me the revelation was just how wonderful the rosés were – particularly the P2 rosés. And, as you can see, the P2 rosé 1990 accumulated the highest total score of the tasting. Richard explained that the rosé is made more rarely than the white although they made only a rosé in 1986.”

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