Dom Perignon P2 1998

DOMP200
The Dom Perignon brand is named after the blind Benedictine monk, Dom Perignon, who was believed to have invented the Champagne process at the Abbey of Hautvillers in France in the early 1700's. Since debunked by history, the brand is now owned by Moet et Chandon and continues to evoke the epitome of fine, deluxe vintage wines and remains sought after for its evocative label and bottle design as well as its rich complex flavours.
Type:
Vintage:
1998
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Genres:
Style:
Brut
ABV:
12.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Épernay
Body:
Rich, full flavoured and toasty
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2025
Closure Type:
Cork

Producer and Tasting Notes


Moët & Chandon

Moet & Chandon's Champagne brand and family were active in Champagne since the 15th century, although the Champagne House Moët et Chandon was not founded until 1743 by Claude Moët. Today it owns 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne. Of those 1,150 hectares of rich chalk soil, 50% are grands crus and 25% are premiers crus.

Tasting Notes

After a short breathing period, the nose has an intense, full and radiant bouquet, with notes of honeysuckle, orange coloured fruits, toasted almonds and hints of iodine sensations. The creamy chewiness characterizing the vintage is channelled in a direction that is edgy yet embracing, with a wave of aromatic persistence. The finish smoky, biting and full of energy – offers balances and harmony.

Food Matches

Our favourite is with smoked salmon blini's or oysters, but also try it with cold poached fish such as salmon, or asian cuisine.