1998 was unusual. August was extremely warm and literally grilled the berries yet was compensated by a particularly rainy September, followed by a beautiful weather, this conveying a beautiful maturity to very healthy grapes. The main issue was to be patient and to wait for the latest harvest as possible. The Dom Perignon 1998 offers fresh almonds and grapefruits scents, then notes of cashew nuts and spices appear and a light hint of toasted bun crowns it all. On the palate, a feeling of satin swelling like waves can be enjoyed and delicately caresses the palate. A true moment of weightlessness before the wine melts to end on a final vibrant note, of a totally mastered stiffness. An outstanding length, enhanced with a bitter ting.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A stronger vintage than expected, the 1998 Dom Perignon exhibits aromas and flavors of lemon oil, orange rind, and brioche in a medium-bodied, zesty, rich, moderately intense style. It is far superior to either the 1993 or 1992. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how long-lived these wines can be. Production is confidential, but there must be hundreds of thousands of cases of Dom Perignon since it available in most of the world's luxury hotels and restaurants.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir/Chardonnay|
|Revue du Vin de France||17,5|
|Producer/Bottled by||MOET HENNESSY DIAGEO 92411 COURBEVOIE CEDEX FRANCE|
- Sweetness : Brut
- J. Robinson : 16.5+
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Pinot Noir/Chardonnay