1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • BH 97
  • WA 96
  • WE 96
  • JR 96
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

$294.94

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BH 97
Burghound - Burghound, October 2007
A distinctly reticent but elegant nose with a purity of expression that is truly impressive to experience as it's relatively high-toned and while the yeast comes up with air, it's relatively muted at present, combining... A distinctly reticent but elegant nose with a purity of expression that is truly impressive to experience as it's relatively high-toned and while the yeast comes up with air, it's relatively muted at present, combining with intense, precise and superbly detailed and complex flavors that culminate in an explosive and wonderfully long finish. This may very well rival the sublime '90 in time even if it's not quite as concentrated. This is still a baby so there is absolutely no rush whatsoever.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The nose gives intense toasty, biscuity notes with an underlying fruit character of warm strawberries, golden delicious apple slices, oyster shells and chalk dust. Very crisp, fine, youthful and fresh in the mouth, the... The nose gives intense toasty, biscuity notes with an underlying fruit character of warm strawberries, golden delicious apple slices, oyster shells and chalk dust. Very crisp, fine, youthful and fresh in the mouth, the finish provides layers of minerals, citrus fruits and a pleasant creaminess in texture and flavour. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2004
This minerally. toasty wine has flavors of almonds and white stone fruits, and a long, finish. It is still young, and is just coming into great balance. Elegant and ethereal.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
Very concentrated and very dry on the finish - perhaps because of the relatively high acidity. Quite a bit of development on the nose but no excess richness. Very firm and well out of its shell. Complex and tight knit. A... Very concentrated and very dry on the finish - perhaps because of the relatively high acidity. Quite a bit of development on the nose but no excess richness. Very firm and well out of its shell. Complex and tight knit. A 'serious' Dom P better suited to the table than more casual drinking. Magnificent concentration. 19/20
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2004
...Wonderfully complex musky aromas of minerals ginger lemon earth mushroom smoke and brioche; with aeration this showed sweaty saline and chicken broth notes that reminded me of Le Montrachet as well as a captivating... ...Wonderfully complex musky aromas of minerals ginger lemon earth mushroom smoke and brioche; with aeration this showed sweaty saline and chicken broth notes that reminded me of Le Montrachet as well as a captivating topnote of fresh rose petal. Fat ripe and mouthfilling without being at all heavy. Loaded with flavor...
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2004
This features floral candied citrus pencil shaving and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It's fresh and focused with a firm structure offset by a mouthfilling richness and a lacy texture...
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1996

Label

Possibly the world’s most recognized and iconic Champagne, Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon is always a vintage-dated wine comprised of the classic varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Elegant and graceful with excellent aging potential, it is produced only in those harvest years that the Chef de Cave declares to be of exceptional quality.

Dom. Pierre Perignon, revered as the spiritual “Father of Champagne”, was a 17th century Benedictine Monk and cellar master at Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers. He had a singular mission: to create the best wine in the world. To that mission, he dedicated 47 years of his life to invent and perfect the techniques to create a wine whose reputation knows no equal. His life-long work acquired a reputation for excellence which spread rapidly throughout the region, including the favor of the Royal Court during the reign of King Louis XIV.

Today, Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave and Creator of Dom Perignon Vintages, perpetuates the spirit of Dom. Pierre Perignon. The wine is produced by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the largest luxury brand group in the world.

Winery

Moet Chandon

Since 1743 when it was founded, Moet & Chandon has been passing down unequaled winemaking savoir-faire and an innovative and pioneering spirit from generation to generation. Founder Claude Moet was the first to embody these values when he made his Champagne the most sought-after in Europe. With his grandson, Jean Remy Moët, a pioneering and visionary mind, Moet & Chandon became a major international champagne brand. This saga quickly transformed the family House into a worldwide symbol of success.

The 1,190 hectares of rich limestone soil, 50% of which is classed as Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru, make up the largest vineyard area in Champagne. Underground, the Moet & Chandon cellars are the most extensive in the region. Extending more than 28 kilometers, they form a subterranean labyrinth where the wine metamorphoses under optimum conditions of humidity and temperature.

Moet & Chandon is part of the luxury brands group LVMH, whose other prestigious wine holdings include Chateau d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Krug, and Newton Vineyard, to name a few.