1993 dom perignon, p3
Why We're Buying
Dom Pérignon is the grandaddy of Champagne, with P3 being its rarest vintage. That's because it takes at least three decades to achieve P3 perfection. Combined with a classic assemblage of pinot noir and chardonnay, the blend is among the priciest and hardest-to-get Champagnes in the world.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A divine creamy, almost yeasty nose with a touch of walnut. Very fine nervosite on the palate, vibrant, citrus acidity. Steel on the mid-palate. Elegant but powerful. I doubt it will last as long as other vintages but for now this is a delicious champagne to celebrate with. Tasted November 2004
An intense, complex nose of toast, yeast, earth, brine and mushroom opens this luxury cuvée. Medium-full and soft, by Dom Perignon standards, the palate offers subtle, light green herbs, sweet citrus and honey flavors. Lemon and lime predominate on the long, smooth finish. Classy stuff, if not possessed of the reserve or spine of the top vintages. Fortunately, that actually means it drinks better now than most Dom of comparable age.
Understated, pure aromas of musky stone, orange, smoke and truffle. Full, ripe and harmonious; not a huge or superconcentrated wine but quite subtle and fine, with brisk, juicy flavors of orange and minerals. Lingering, ripe finish.