2003 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!"
This is a very thick, dense Dom Pérignon with layers of ripe fruit. Dried apple, pineapple and pie crust with some nougat undertones. Dense and layered with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Umami undertone. This has the highest percentage of Pinot Noir ever. 15 years on the lees in bottle. 62% Pinot Noir and 38% Chardonnay. Drink or hold.
The notoriously daring vintage of Dom Pérignon at 18 years old in recently disgorged form. Rich, broad nose with notes of candied mandarin – not instantly recognisable as Dom P on the nose. Toasty palate entry and still quite rich on the palate, thanks to lower than usual acidity presumably. Again, there was no fear of phenolics when making this wine as the logic was that the phenolics would make up for the softness of the acidity. This is now a gentle wine with very much its own personality. Soft and smoky at the start and then saline and refreshing on the finish. It's more like a bit of told-you-so evidence than, necessarily, the one Dom P you would choose from the current range available. But, boy, does it persist! 2021 - 2027