2006 Dom Pérignon

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 96 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend
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SKU: 49438-2006

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crAme de cassis
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Tasted blind. Pale greenish gold. Intense youthful nose. Dense and tense. Youthful with some sweetish creaminess. Slightly chewy on the end. 2006?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2006 Dom PAcrignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvAce contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, unusually aromatic and fruity DP with a long and tension-filled expression. During a visit at Dom PAcrignon in Hautvillers in March this year, I tasted the three recent vintages of the prestige cuvAce plus the often-underrated 1998. Along with the Dom PAcrignon RosAc 2004, it was the most fascinating cuvAce of the tasting that was as spiritual as it was adequate with regards to the history of the human Dom PAcrignon.
    Author: Stephan Reinhardt
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2006 Dom Perignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Perignon 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 Perignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Randy
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Awanderer
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Bocawine
Dating back to 1743, Moet & Chandon is the largest and most recognized champagne brand and producer in the world. Dom Perignon, its most famous label, took its name from the Benedictine monk whom legend claims was the first to produce the sparkling beverage we know as champagne. The company was founded by Dutchman Claude Moet, who originally shipped wine to Paris to supply the royal court's growing desire for sparkling wine. The company introduced the concept of vintage champagne in the 1840s and began their popular brand "Brut Imperial" in the 1860s. Today Moet & Chandon is a segment of the international luxury goods brand "LVMH," after merging with Hennessy Cognac in 1971 and Louis Vuitton in 1987. Moet & Chandon also fathered the sparkling wine venture Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 974 bottles owned
  • 164 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 164 collectors)