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1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

By Dom Perignon

1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque from Dom Perignon

The 1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque is a monumental offering from the heralded House of Dom Perignon. This champagne stands as a resounding declaration of exceptional harvest and meticulous winemaking, embodying the veritable essence of prestige cuvée.

 

Unique Vintage, Timeless Elegance

In this sought-after vintage, Dom Perignon put forth an intoxicating narrative of nature's benevolence and human mastery. The 1988 harvest was characterised by superb conditions, boasting an amalgamation of moderate temperatures and perfect moisture levels that paved the way for an illustrious yield.

Vibrant upon release and refined through additional ageing in the cellars, the 1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque has shed its initial exuberance for a nuanced complexity, similar to a seasoned puzzle enunciated piece by piece. Each sip unearths an intriguing tapestry of flavours, delivering fine bubbles and creamy effervescence with measured panache.

 

The Marvels of Maturation

The 1988 vintage marked a formidable year for the Champagne region. However, it is the extra time in Dom Perignon's designated caves that allows this cuvée to truly shine.

If Champagne is akin to string theory in wine - influenced immensely by multitudes of minuscule factors - then in-depth ageing quite possibly plays the role of dark matter in this comparison. The extending maturation unveils layers hitherto unseen, transitioning from a promising young wine into something transcendental.

Evoking bold notes of honeysuckle and toasted brioche juxtaposed against a gentle breeze of minerality, each lingering finish unfolds like a slow-motion revelation. The mellow agedness eloquently contrasts Dom Perignon's bespoke vibrancy, making the '88 Oenotheque an investable delight whilst simultaneously capturing the paradox of time in every glass.

 

Summing up the 1988 Vintage

In essence, investing in the 1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque goes beyond simple financial returns - it is an investment in aesthetic pleasure and gustatory history. This remarkable vintage encapsulates a symphony of striking flavours, aged nuances and exceptional viticulture craftsmanship. Delicate yet bracing, refined yet exuberant - this vintage stays true to its lineage while carefully treading beyond. Its unique juxtaposition underlines why 1988 Dom Perignon Oenotheque remains synonymous with the pinnacle of sparkling excellence.

Market price (CAD)

$20,970.00

12x75cl

Highest score

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