1998 dom perignon, p2
Why We're Buying
Dom Pérignon P2 once again proves that there is only one Dom Pérignon. The impossibly creamy and vibrant Champagne is overflowing with energy. Wine critic Wilfred Wong gave the 1998 vintage a perfect score, saying, "This is an amazing wine. Complex and seamless, there is no rational explanation of this wine, except that it stands on its own plane…The 1998 Dom Pérignon is not just for those who love Champagne, the wine is something all wine lovers must experience. The wine has reached its apex and is ready to enjoy now. Find a friend and toast to life!"
Decadent and rich DP with so much pie crust, white truffle and dried apple and pineapple character. Limestone too. Full body, layered and flavorful. Lovely texture of fine bubbles. Very rich at the end but then turns fresh and vibrant. Contrast now between ripe fruit and fresh acidity.
Wine & Spirits
From a late harvest saved by fine fall weather, this 1998 is part of new prognram at Dom Perignon, released after extended aging on the lees, disgorged when Richard Geoffroy considers the wine to be reaching its second peak of development-a least 12 years on the lees,or, in the case of this wine, 13. This has aged into a dynamic and sexy wine, layering floral intensity, silken textures and bass notes of fresh, nutty, loquant-like flavors into a finish with tremendous drive. It's open and packed with energy.
This vibrant Champagne is tightly knit up front, with a dense core of smoky minerality and ripe dried apricot and white cherry flavors. Expands on the satiny palate, revealing accents of pastry cream, toast, singed orange peel and toasted coconut that echo on the persistent finish. Drink now through 2028.