Saturday, 5 November 2011
40 years of Dom Perignon, how good is old?
Why was there no 1979 made from Dom Perignon?
1975 Dom Perignon;
Golden, amber hue. Orange marmalade, minerals, caramel, nuts, butter, lemon drops, touch of camphor and oxidized apples. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, burnt butter finish, have had better 75,'s, but better than the aperitif! 92
The Oenotheque is still remarkably young in comparison....
1973 Dom Perignon;
Golden, amber hue, tiny bubbles. Some smoke, otherwise this one doesn't wan't to tell much. Fresh acidity, a bit lean, somewhat simple style (for DP). 89
1971 Dom Perignon;
Golden, amber hue, tiny bubbles. Lemon candy, yellow plums. Light and soft as velvet, nuanced, flirting, transparent, with a creamy texture. A touch bitter in the finish. Very elegant, but does it lack a bit? My fellow tasters was kinder than me..... 90
1970 Dom Perignon;
Golden, amber hue. Caramel, richer style, minerals, intense, ripe fruits, feels younger again, dades, acidity is on the lazy side though, long. 92