Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne 2000, 75cl
The Dom Pérignon 2000 is a rich, powerful and decadently hedonistic wine with soft aromas of cream, brioche and oak. All components herald a glorious palate and a lovely explosion of ripe peaches. This wine has a real weight and a wonderful roundness that shouts about this ripe vintage, and a sensationally long finish with real oomph that seduces and excites.
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.
The 2000 vintage was seen by many as a miraculous year. The vines were hit by heavy rain, storms and hail in the winter, leaving a successful harvest on the brink. However, the vintage was saved by the hottest August and September in fifty years, providing the grapes with much needed sunshine and warmth.
On the nose, the 2000 is fresh, crystal-clear and sharp. The first nose reminds of a water vegetal world with hints of white pepper and gardenia. Along with maturity, a certain smoothness and lightness emanates, with more pit-like hints. On the palate, the attack is immediate. Fresh aromas of anise and ginger little by little match fleshy fruits such as pear or mango. The final is long lasting, ripe and steady.