Dom Perignon 1998: Price, Taste, How To Serve It

by Anthony Zhang

A delicate, pale yellow wine with golden highlights, the 1998 Dom Perignon vintage is a great example of winemaking brilliance.

This wine is crafted from the classic Champagne grape varieties - Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot Noir (20%.)

It has a creamy chewiness, aromatic persistence, and iodine sensations - a treat for all Dom Perignon admirers!

This article has all you need to know about this Dom Perignon vintage - its price, tasting notes, critics’ reviews, and how to serve this fine wine

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Quick Facts About the Dom Perignon 1998


Here’s everything you need about this brilliant vintage:

  • What is 1998 Dom Perignon worth?

A bottle of 1998 Dom Perignon costs around $380.

This Moet & Chandon vintage has also shown excellent price appreciation over the years. For example, its price grew by 70% from $315 in 2019 to $540 in 2021.

The Chef de Cave released its second plenitude 10 years after the release of the first Dom Perignon Plenitude. The price of a 1998 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut is $475.

  • Is Dom Perignon 1998 still good?

The 1998 vintage is ready to drink but will continue to improve till 2030.

  • Was 1998 a good year for Dom Perignon?

1998 was a year of extremes. August saw high temperatures followed by exceptional rainfall in September. Even though the harvest was delayed, the grape bunches were harvested at the perfect phenolic ripeness.

  • What is the alcohol content of Dom Perignon 1998?

1998 Dom Perignon has an alcohol content of 12.5%.

Tasting Notes Of Dom Perignon 1998 


The 1998 Dom Perignon opens to an enchanting nose of toasted almonds, honeysuckle, and orange colored fruits followed by cashew nuts, spice, grey bread, and brioche scents.

Weightless on the palate, this Moet & Chandon Champagne is defined by a satiny texture, iodine flavors, and mineral freshness.

What do the critics say about this vintage?

Critics’ Scores and Reviews


Here are some popular critics’ reviews of Dom Perignon 1998:

  • Wine Enthusiast gave this Moet & Chandon vintage a brilliant 95 for its balanced structure, opulence, and elegance. It also praised its well-balanced acidity and almond cake, orange peel, and kiwi fruit flavor.
  • Wine Spectator gave this wine 91 points and mentions, “exuding honey, vanilla, and light coffee notes, this creamy champagne straddles youth and maturity.” 
  • James Suckling gave this Dom Perignon vintage 92 points for its toasty, bright Chardonnay, chalky crushed stones, dried yellow flowers, and yellow stone fruit aroma. The palate is vibrant with grilled yellow peach fruit, lemon cream, and a butterscotch finish.
  • Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rewarded this Dom Perignon sparkling wine with 92 points and described it as medium-bodied wine with aroma and flavor of lemon oil and orange
  • Jancis Robinson described this Moet & Chandon Champagne as pale gold with a fruity nose and a toasty hint of char and ginger. According to him, the palate of this Dom Perignon vintage has a bright citrus freshness. 

How To Serve Dom Perignon 1998 (Including Delicious Food Pairings)


To get the best of this prestige Cuvee, serve the 1998 Dom Perignon Champagne at 12oC-14oC.

Some great food pairings with this Dom Perignon vintage include cheesecake, caviar, risotto, white truffles, and fruit tarts. 

The 1998 Dom Perignon also pairs perfectly with lobster, crab, and white meat.

Add An Authentic 1998 Dom Perignon Bottle To Your Wine Collection

The 1998 Dom Perignon vintage is perfect to pop on special occasions and can also be added to your cellar as an investment.


Check out the Vinovest website to know how to invest in a Dom Perignon Champagne bottle, a bottle of Burgundy, or any other fine wine bottle from around the world!

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