Dom Perignon


Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000 |Prestige |2000

Dom Perignon

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000

Prestige 2000

$760.00

- 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. 

 

This iconic house posses the name of the man who is believed to be the god father of Champagne. Lead by enigmatic winemaker Richard Geoffroy, he has continued to prove that he is a force to be reckoned with and has been turning out great vintages and even far more superlative second release cuvees in the P2 range.  Geoffroy believes that champagnes age in plenitudes. This super talented winemaker has a theory that champagnes in the wine-makers cellars head off on a period of change and development then reach a plateau before heading off on another journey of increased complexity and development. As such, great vintages of Dom Perignon are held back in the cellar with the yeast inside the bottle to allow the wine to take on another stratosphere of complexity and depth. Enter P2 - a wine that must be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime and more if you can justify it!   

We would first recommend having this wine on its own without cuisine. It is a fascinating wine of considerable depth, layers and complexity. Please do not serve this wine in a narrow flute, it must be in an Emperor Champagne Tulip or a white wine glass. After you have slowly enjoyed a glass you could add cuisine to the experience. We are in caviar country, the house suggests "fried artichokes, sea bass, peach salad and Kombu; grilled potato chips, milk foam and caviar." 

About the house 

This iconic house posses the name of the man who is believed to be the god father of Champagne. Lead by enigmatic winemaker Richard Geoffroy, he has continued to prove that he is a force to be reckoned with and has been turning out great vintages and even far more superlative second release cuvees in the P2 range.  Geoffroy believes that champagnes age in plenitudes. This super talented winemaker has a theory that champagnes in the wine-makers cellars head off on a period of change and development then reach a plateau before heading off on another journey of increased complexity and development. As such, great vintages of Dom Perignon are held back in the cellar with the yeast inside the bottle to allow the wine to take on another stratosphere of complexity and depth. Enter P2 - a wine that must be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime and more if you can justify it!   

Food Suggestion 

We would first recommend having this wine on its own without cuisine. It is a fascinating wine of considerable depth, layers and complexity. Please do not serve this wine in a narrow flute, it must be in an Emperor Champagne Tulip or a white wine glass. After you have slowly enjoyed a glass you could add cuisine to the experience. We are in caviar country, the house suggests "fried artichokes, sea bass, peach salad and Kombu; grilled potato chips, milk foam and caviar." 

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Toasty Brioche Butter Malt Biscuit

Orchard Fruit


Pear