1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
Sokolin 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Tasting Notes:
Absolutely gorgeous, unique nose of green and yellow apples and pears with obvious toasty notes announces the complexity of this wonderful white. There’s also some honey in the background, along with sugar and lemon. The taste isn’t any less intricate – beautifully layered flavors of white fruit, with well-balanced acidity and minerally tones. The subtle and long-lasting aftertaste of honey is like a cherry on top of the Dom Perignon tale – the perfect final touch.
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|Region||Champagne: The sharp, biting acidity, cutting through the richness; the explosive force that shatters the bubbles as they rise to the surface; the intense flavor and compelling, lively mouthfeel; these are all hallmarks of a good Champagne. Most wines are made from a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, but there are pure-Chardonnay variants and ones that blend only Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. As a result, most wines come with a feeling of familiarity, if not nostalgia. Each Champagne house has its own unique style, so different bottles of Champagne may not resemble each other outside of the core varietal strengths. The soil composition of the subregion is characterized by belemnite and chalk, which lets it absorb heat during the daytime and release it at night. This terroir helps create the feeling of airy, playful lightness of fine sparkling wine. These wines were originally marketed towards royalty, and you can feel a hint of that elusive blue-blood elegance and confidence while drinking one. A good Champagne carries you away like a hurricane carries small debris, and you can feel the powerful life force in each bubble even. The characteristic Champagne "pop" has become a staple at parties and celebrations around the globe - when you hear it, good times are right around the corner.|
|Type of Wine||Champagne: Nothing like a refreshing, vivacious glass of fine Champagne during a hot summer afternoon. Typically combining Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, each Champagne house has a distinct style. Whether you want to sample a single varietal (such as the 100% Chardonnay blanc de blancs) or a tasteful blend, no region can compete with Champagne.|
|Varietal||Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.|
Quite lively and playfulQuite lively and playful, this one. Some of my wine-loving friends prefer the 1990 vintage, but it honestly just comes down to personal taste. I enjoyed the acidity in this wine - it felt like the fizz packed an extra punch. It came with hints of toast and minerals, plus a very appealing dose of peach and hazelnut. My favorite flavor out of the mix, candied citrus, shows up late to the party but is no less welcome for it.<br/>This is a Champagne to cherish for a long time, and it's surprisingly affordable. Warm recommendation from me, I'll certainly try to grab another one soon.
Simply explosiveSimply explosive! I bought a bottle to surprise my husband when he returns home from his business trip. We both like Champagne, but his passion for sparkling wines is just crazy. Uncorking this beast in a bottle led to one of the most memorable nights in years!<br/>The acidity is just wonderful, and it really colors the entire drinking experience. It's backed up by a tasteful earthy mineral flavor, and it unfurls in the glass, pushing an aromatic mixture of toast, citrus, and peach. The wine is not too expensive, and there's a lot of bang for your buck. Would recommend it!