Champagne Dom Pérignon 2006

dom perignon

New release of a classic. And it’s lovely. A really good vintage for Dom P. [Aside, I never realized before that Dom stood for Dominus, and was a title for monks. I always thought it was like some bad-ass 18th century French mafia-equivalent thing.] I was lucky enough to drink this, not just taste it, which is always a good thing. It helps you form a more solid opinion.

Champagne Dom Pérignon 2006 France
2006 was a season of mixed weather, with a warm, dry July followed by a cool, rainy August. Fortunately, September was warm and dry, and any botrytis present on the grapes dried out. Harvest started 11 September and lasted 3 weeks. The result is a Dom P that is refined with lovely fresh, well integrated toast and citrus flavours, as well as some pear hints. There are some richer notes lurking with some candied fruits offset by a hint of matchstick. Mineral and taut with a hint of pithy bitterness in the background. There’s real precision here, and while it’s delicious now, it’s really a wine for the future. Lovely. 94/100

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