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2006 Dom Perignon

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Rating
97 Pts Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
12.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2006

Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, flower, pear and apple

Nose

barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, flower, pear and apple

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Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.

Wine Spectator:

A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Drink now through 2031. –AN

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