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Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon 1998
SKU: 088110554057

Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon 1998

  • we95
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Category Sparkling Wine
Region France, Champagne
Brand Moët & Chandon
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
The emotion of a dense, deep substance, fleshy on the lips. A smooth flow, like a wave of sensations unfurling. A magnetic and irrestable vibration. The initial notes of fresh almonds and grapefruit gradually lead into cashew nuts and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche. On the palate, an instant of weightlessness, matter vanishes, the finish vibrates, and the taste buds are aroused by controlled ardour. The persistance is remarkable, with just the slightest undertone of tartness (citrus zest and buds).
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

This is a wine that thrives on tension between its structure, opulence, elegance and poise. It is certainly ripe and opulent, but it is so well balanced and layered with acidity, and flavors of almonds, orange peel and kiwi fruits. It will certainly age.

Roger Voss, November 1, 2006
International Wine Cellar
  • st93

: "Pale yellow. An enticing blend of red berries, butter and toast on the nose; this settled down to an earthy, smoky character that reminded me of Batard-Montrachet. Full and rich, with flavors of musky yellow plum and ripe pear accented by crisp mineral notes. Really long and vibrant on the building finish, if not as precise or elegant as the 1996. Still, of the two vintages, this is the one I would prefer to drink over the next five or years or so." (Nov/Dec 05)

Stephen Tanzer, December 29, 2005
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Broad and airy in texture, with enticing candied berry, citrus and coffee aromas and flavors. It has bright acidity, keeping it well-defined through the lingering finish. Drink now through 2010.

November 30, 2005