Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne 1990, 75cl in Dom Pérignon Gift Box

£670.00

1990 was an excellent Champagne vintage with Robert Parker rating 1990 Dom Pérignon a stunning 98 points! If you are serious about Champagne, then this classic is seriously for you. An absolute blockbuster of a dinner party style, guaranteed to wow your guests - if you can bear to share. Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale). “Medium lemon-straw colour. Intensely fragrant nose with aromas of jasmine, cinnamon buttered toast, stewed apples and preserved ginger. Concentrated honey-nut, warm apple tart and spice flavours fill the mouth giving ample flesh to the firm, fine structure. The bubbles are still remarkably frisky and, in harmony with the crisp backbone of acid, make for a relatively youthful, elegant and exquisitely balanced wine. Very long finish.”

ON THE PALATE

The wine is full and round without being opulent and expresses great harmony. The attack is definite and intense leading to a silky finish reminiscent of preserved citrus fruits.

ON THE NOSE

Initial floral nose gives way to notes of fresh almonds, dried apricots and toasted brioche.

THE 1990 HARVEST

After a particularly rapid spurt in vegetation growth, the Champagne region is hit hard by spring frosts in April. Blossoming is therefore difficult in the cold and rainy conditions. Blossom drop and uneven grape development are only compensated by the large number of bunches and the wide branches. A heat wave summer then sets in and remains until the generous downpours in the days leading up to the harvest, (on September 11). The musts boast an exceptional composition and homogenous quality; throughout the Champagne region.

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