Dom Perignon 98,
the Original Special Cuvee, is one of the finest Champagnes, rated OUTSTANDING by Robert Parker: “the 1998 Dom Perignon exhibits aromas and flavors of lemon oil, orange rind, and brioche in a medium bodied, zesty, rich, moderately intense style.” style.” Dom Perignon 98 is pale yellow with golden highlights. On the nose, the initial notes of fresh almond and grapefruit gradually lead into cashew nut and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche. On the palate, texture unfurls on the palate, embracing and caressing it. Momentary weightlessness with a vibrating finish arouses the taste buds with controlled ardor. The persistence is remarkable, with the slightest undertone of tartness (citrus zest and buds.)
The Dom Pérignon Vintage 1998 has a special way of holding its final note on and on. It’s as if it doesn’t want to let go. It’s surprising, unique and magnificent.
Dom Pérignon is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest champagnes. It is named after a Benedictine monk who was thought to have invented the traditional method for making sparkling wines. Dom Pérignon is only available as a vintage cuvee, made only in the best years. The wine is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir, with 7g/l dosage. All vintages need at least 12 months ageing to nurture Dom Pérignon’s signature silky mousse. Richard Geoffroy, the Chef de Cave for Dom Pérignon since 1998, is the current winemaker.