ON THE PALATE
The opening beams instantly and strikes a joyful major chord. The body is lively, with umami resonating and sculpting the contours of the wine. Surprisingly fruity, the middle palate is characteristic of the vintage. The finish is tactile, with saline toasted notes.
ON THE NOSE
Its complexity brings a sensory chiaroscuro, juxtaposing fruit and ripeness. Warm, mineral, cocoa and smoked peat notes converse with the more delicate character of a dried flower and candied tropical fruit. The overall sensation is enhanced with touches of peppery wood.
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru. 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
17 years on the lees
Dosage: 4.5 g/l
Lobster, crab, caviar, foie gras, strawberries
Chilled at 10°C – 12°C
The 1999 Dom Pérignon P2 is one of the most intriguing Champagnes I have tasted from Dom Pérignon in recent years. In fact, it was not included in a small vertical I tasted at the estate in March, but rather this is a bottle I tasted with friends in London. According to Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy, the 1999 was a very small release and was only shipped to a few countries. What I admire most about the 1999 is its laser-like focus and intensity. In that sense, the 1999 is a bit atypical from other recent P2 releases, as it emphasizes a range of citrus and floral-driven bright notes more than the toasty quality these Champagnes tend to show after extended time on the lees. Regardless, I loved it.
– Antonio Galloni
96/100 (July 2019)
First tasted during my visit to Geneva in May 2019
Dom Perignon have created a delicious work of art from what many considered a very a average year.
A nose to die for with absolutely perfect bubbles, citric, creamyness, and stunning balanced/smooth consistency!
One of the best Champagne’s that I’ve had the privilege to enjoy!
98/100 (November 2019)