- An exceptional vintage from a famous Grande Marque.
- The Millenium vintage made to last
- For simplicity, have on its own or pair with Caviar.
Very few brand names say more about the good life than Dom Pérignon, the luxury name from the Moët et Chandon house in Epernay. It is the widest selling champagne in the world, and for good reason: it never disappoints.
The year 2000 was warm, with cooler-than-average temperatures in the month of July and frequent storms that brought significant amounts of rain and hail.
The initial tastings revealed that the Chardonnay grapes harvested last were supple, ample and complex. The Pinot Noir harvest was structured and offered great length.
On the palate: the attack bursts forth, before maturing into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of liquorice and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing. An indefinable je ne sais quoi, never upsetting the integrity of the wine, has worked its charm.
What we think of it: with notes of sweet citrus, pear and light toast, we are completely seduced by this cuvee. One of the best vintages in Champagne, with the savoir-faire of a Grande Marque. Sublime!
Technical details: 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir. Maturity: drink now up to 2025.