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Dom Perignon, Vintage 2006

R2,500

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Notes

After the classic 2004 and tiny 2005 vintages, the 2006 Dom Pérignon has just been released and the critics are abuzz. ‘It’s not often you fall backwards when a wine is first launched on the market,’ writes Richard Juhlin, arguably the world’s foremost Champagne expert. Juhlin scores the 2006 vintage a whopping 97 points, the highest score since the legendary 1966. World wine authorities from Jancis Robinson through to Wine Spectator have also lauded the new vintage as one of the finest.

'The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.' – Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 97/100

'A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Drink now through 2031. – Wine Spectator, 95/100

After the classic 2004 and tiny 2005 vintages, the 2006 Dom Pérignon has just been released and the critics are abuzz. ‘It’s not often you fall backwards when a wine is first launched on the market,’ writes Richard Juhlin, arguably the world’s foremost Champagne expert. Juhlin scores the 2006 vintage a whopping 97 points, the highest score since the legendary 1966. World wine authorities from Jancis Robinson through to Wine Spectator have also lauded the new vintage as one of the finest.

'The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.' – Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 97/100

'A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Drink now through 2031. – Wine Spectator, 95/100

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RJ 97

Country

FR

Region

Champagne

Style

Sparkling

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