Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne 1992, 75cl
Dom Pérignon is only available as a vintage champagne and is only produced in exceptional years. Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique, that expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon. After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, the Plénitude of harmony.
A greeny/lemon hue. A lovely, deep, slightly honeyed nose with scents of coconut and almonds. The palate is quite steely, reserved at first, taking time to reveal lemon, crisp green apples with a long steely finish. Very fine, and best if given time in the glass to open up.
Dom Pérignon is the prestige cuvée of prestige cuvées. Uniquely only available as a vintage champagne produced in exceptional years from just two grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Dom Pérignon is an iconic wine with an unrivalled heritage. Often considered one of the founding fathers of Champagne itself, the Benedictine Monk Dom Pierre Pérignon spent forty-seven years working in the historic Abbey of Hautvillers pursuing his ambition to create the "best wine in the world".
Today, that legacy lives on. Based on a core of Grand Cru villages and the oldest vines of the Premier Cru of Hautvillers. 'The Dom' is a wine of tension, power and long-ageing endurance and has been the vision of talented Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, for over two and a half decades. Geoffroy's unique winemaking philosophy is to allow the personality of each vintage to express itself and compliment it with the famous House style, rather than simply re-creating an identical blend each year.
Technical Information: Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru, Grape Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, Ageing: 8 years on the lees