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2006 Dom Perignon

By Dom Perignon

A Chronicle of Classicism: The 2006 Dom Pérignon from Dom Pérignon

The historic vintage of the 2006 Dom Pérignon from Dom Pérignon is an eloquent testament to Champagne’s resilience in extreme climatic conditions. This vintage is an investor's delight, balancing nature's challenge and the enological prowess of the house.

 

Resilience in a Bottle: The 2006 Vintage

Despite a tumultuous growing season that alternated between warm days and cold nights—with challenges that would daunt less established houses—Dom Pérignon emerged triumphant, offering spectacularly fine yields. The marvel is how these vines matured in spite of climatic adversity, producing grapes characterized by their succulent juiciness and vivacious acidity.

 

Artistry in Vinification: The 2006 Dom Pérignon

As with all great examples of artistically crafted wine, the story of this Champagne lies within its vinification. This particular marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sings a harmonious duet, binding vibrant fruit expressions with exquisite aromatic complexity. The palate profile hints at baked apple and honeycomb, while a frisson citrus acidity lengthens into a finish as profound as it is enduring.

 

Investment Perspective: The Long Game Rewards

The 2006 vintage of Dom Pérignon signals a compelling investment opportunity, having accumulated both recognition for its undoubted quality and potential for further evolution in the bottle. Showcasing the quintessential style of this storied maison alongside the distinct attributes of its namesake monk, savvy oenophiles might anticipate their investment maturing as well as this fine example has itself.

 

A Stop in Time: Conclusion

Subtly exuberant yet marked by restraint, the 2006 Dom Pérignon from Dom Pérignon stands as an emblem of Champagne’s dexterity in capturing time within a bottle. It is an opulent testament to the dogged perseverance of Mother Nature and the creative resilience of man. An unexpected delight for connoisseurs and investors alike, its classical mien suggests longevity without forsaking taste -- truly an investment worth toasting to.

Market price (CAD)

$2,940.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

110

Scores and tasting notes

96

The 2006 Dom Pérignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvée contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, unusually aromatic and fruity DP with a long and tension-filled expression.

Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2016

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