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Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996

$399.99

SKU 30649

750ml

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On the nose: Praline rapidly combines with citron and dried figs. Darker underlying iodine and peaty notes also emerge. On the palate: There is an apparent paradox, with concentration and movement vying for ascendancy. The structure of the wine is tense and assertive. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and exploding. Its opulence then becomes superbly persistent, trenchant and persuasive.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Moët & Chandon
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we99

Wine EnthusiastA magnificent Champagne, one that is light, delicate, yet packed with character. It is beautifully balanced, with a bone-dry character, just softened by the toastiness that is developing. Expect this to age for many years.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2010
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 1996 Dom Perignon OEenotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP OEeno. The OEeno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the OEeno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the OEenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.

Antonio Galloni, December 2010