Champagne & Sparkling

Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 1996

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: RP 98, BH 97, WE 96, VN 95, ST 94, WS 93

Year: 1996

1 in stock


The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer. 

Robert Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate.

A distinctly reticent but elegant nose with a purity of expression that is truly impressive to experience as it's relatively high-toned and while the yeast comes up with air, it's relatively muted at present, combining with intense, precise and superbly detailed and complex flavors that culminate in an explosive and wonderfully long finish. 

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

This minerally, toasty wine has flavors of almonds and white stone fruits, and a long, finish. It is still young, and is just coming into great balance. Elegant and ethereal. 

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.

Impresses for its exceptional balance and class. Lemon peel, white flowers and mint are laced together in the glass. 

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

Very pale color. Wonderfully complex, musky aromas of minerals, ginger, lemon, earth, mushroom, smoke and brioche; with aeration, this showed sweaty saline and chicken broth notes that reminded me of Le Montrachet, as well as a captivating topnote of fresh rose petal. Fat, ripe and mouthfilling without being at all heavy. Loaded with flavor and long and delicious on the aftertaste. 

J.R., Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

This features floral, candied citrus, pencil shaving and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It's fresh and focused, with a firm structure offset by a mouth filling richness and a lacy texture. Not a blockbuster, but seamless and seductive in its approach. 

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator.

The nose gives intense toasty, biscuity notes with an underlying fruit character of warm strawberries, golden delicious apple slices, oyster shells and chalk dust. Very crisp, fine, youthful and fresh in the mouth, the finish provides layers of minerals, citrus fruits and a pleasant creaminess in texture and flavour."

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.


Collections: Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Category: 1996, 750 ml

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