Dom Perignon P2 1999 75 cl Gift Box

P2 – The Second Plénitude:

Dom Pérignon vintages are released after 7 years of ageing. A small portion of each vintage is kept on the lees even longer, to continue the evolution and magnify its natural qualities.

Only one person – the Dom Pérignon cellar master – can decide if and when to re-release a vintage. The P2 label indicates that the vintage has reached its second peak in maturity, with optimized intensity (15 to 20 years after harvest). The P3 label indicates its third peak, with optimized complexity (after 30 years on the lees).

The maturation of Dom Pérignon occurs not in a simple linear trajectory, but in successive leaps into new expression, each of which are called Plénitudes. In the long journey of elaboration, the wine goes through this metamorphosis, a transformation. Each Plénitude contributes to Dom Pérignon’s singularity. In the darkness of the cellars, from one plénitude to the next, Dom Pérignon will grow and blossom, transmuting time into energy.

Weather: The weather was contrasted, often unexpected. The average temperature for the year was high, and the long, dry, summer season was confirmed as being “tropical”, punctuated with strong winds and several hailstorms. Rain during picking (on 14 September) had no effect on the healthy and plentiful harvest, which was extraordinary in its strength and body.

Dom Pérignon P2 1999 is presented in a high-quality metalled Dom Perignon Gift Box.

1 in stock

79500

Category: Product ID: 5207

Description

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
Disgorged: 2017
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!

-Alex Champagne
98/100 (November 2019)

Additional information

Weight5 kg