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2000 Dom Perignon

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2000 Dom Perignon from Dom Perignon

The 2000 Dom Perignon from Dom Perignon makes a stunning statement with its dazzlingly deliberate poise and resonating charm. As we delve deeper into the millennium vintages, the year 2000 emerges as a powerful contender, encapsulating the ability of Dom Perignon to sculpt an irresistible narrative harnessing diverse climatic threads.

 

The wine whisperer in a turbulent year

Despite notable climatic tumult, the unrelenting tenacity of this revered champagne house defied the odds. The atmospheric inconsistencies of 2000, layered with early Spring frost, swiftly followed by mercurial bouts of intense summer heat and erratic rains, could have spelled disaster. Instead, their attentive cultivation resulted in an epic emblem - ensuring this vintage stands as a solid investment in liquid gold.

The seducing complexity of the 2000 Dom Perignon from Dom Perignon shines through from first sip to lingering finish. Initial aromatic undertones of fresh almonds and pines give way to darker hints of petrichor. The palate tingles with vivacious citrus nuances, playing off against a beautifully balanced biscuity note.

 

The Silent Maestro

Simultaneously intense yet harmonious, this vintage unrolls in sublime choreography - bitter touches punctuated by peppy salinity on entry, gracefully pirouetting into rounded resonances of candied fruit, roasted figs and cacao upon exit.

Champagne connoisseurs will relish the blend's admirable staying power on the palate - a testament to superior craftsmanship abidingly characteristic of this illustrious producer.

A summary study of the 2000 Dom Perignon would indeed be remiss without noting its structured elegance and enduring energy. As a beacon among its peers, this vintage - orchestrated by one of the best Champagne houses - flawlessly demonstrates why engaging in wine investment is akin to collecting distilled moments of terrestrial ballet.

Market price (CAD)

$4,190.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

180

Scores and tasting notes

94

The 2000 Brut Dom Perignon is a gorgeous, seductive wine that floats on the palate with remarkable grace. Toasty aromas meld into freshly cut flowers, apricots and pears, with sweet notes of mint and licorice that linger on the long finish. This perfumed, inviting Dom Perignon is elegance personified, and in this vintage the wine fully merits its lofty reputation. According to winemaker Vincent Chaperone there is only one disgorgement date for the first release of Dom Perignon, and the 2000 was disgorged over a period of weeks in March and April, 2007, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Moet & Chandon is one of Champagne’s giants when it comes to the sheer number of bottles that emerge from its cellars each year. The house’s top wine, Dom Perignon, is quite possibly the most iconic wine in Champagne, and perhaps the world. Production numbers are always kept close to the vest, but that notwithstanding, it is impossible to ignore the exceptional quality that the best vintages offer. At its best Dom Perignon is also an extremely ageworthy wine. In recent years Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy has instituted a program of re-releasing newly disgorged wines under the OEnotheque program. Younger vintages see a second release (also known as second plenitude), while some of the older, classic vintages from the 1970s are on their third release (also known as third plenitude). While the OEnotheques, particularly the third releases, can be very pricey, at their finest they offer an extraordinary,otherworldly drinking experience matched by few wines in the world. Although Moet & Chandon doesn't disclose disgorgement dates, Geoffroy is considering adding that information in the near future. An article covering a number older vintages of Dom Perignon will appear soon on www.erobertparker.com Importer: Moet Hennessy USA, New York, NY; tel. (212) 251-8200

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 21 December 2008

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