Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend

9.4211 ratings
9.464 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Soft brioche, settled citrus, hints of shells and a salinity. Secondary notes coming through- honeysuckle, biscuit. Delicate and sophisticated- perfectly in place.

Soft brioche, settled citrus, hints of shells and a salinity. Secondary notes coming through- honeysuckle, biscuit. Delicate and sophisticated- perfectly in place.

Aug 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 1996 Dom Perignon is a revelation at now twenty three years of age. On the nose this takes on some spectacular range from Challah bread tones to lemon zest as well as Pink Lady apple and candied ginger. Once on the attack this shows formidable weight and tension, while this seamless wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. Ripe Japanese pear, brioche, lemon zest and wild mushroom flavors collide with the strong salinity and minerality. A true heavyhitter, this wine has many rounds left to fight, but is simply intoxicating at this stage in its development. Drink 2019-2040- 98

The 1996 Dom Perignon is a revelation at now twenty three years of age. On the nose this takes on some spectacular range from Challah bread tones to lemon zest as well as Pink Lady apple and candied ginger. Once on the attack this shows formidable weight and tension, while this seamless wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. Ripe Japanese pear, brioche, lemon zest and wild mushroom flavors collide with the strong salinity and minerality. A true heavyhitter, this wine has many rounds left to fight, but is simply intoxicating at this stage in its development. Drink 2019-2040- 98

May 7th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Serious bottles but still backward.

Serious bottles but still backward.

Mar 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Great young color with nice small bubbles. Nose of citrus, apples, toasted bread and a little hazelnut. Nice mouthfeel. Not the best example of this wine for me, but not the worst either.

Great young color with nice small bubbles. Nose of citrus, apples, toasted bread and a little hazelnut. Nice mouthfeel. Not the best example of this wine for me, but not the worst either.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.8

Apples, pears, lime zest on buttered, lightly toasted croissant and never ending bubbles. Amazingly long finish. Did I mention the buttery mouthfeel? Wow!

Apples, pears, lime zest on buttered, lightly toasted croissant and never ending bubbles. Amazingly long finish. Did I mention the buttery mouthfeel? Wow!

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Greg Koslosky

Off the charts good.

Off the charts good.

Jan 28th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

The genuine article. A stunning aromatic display and palate impression. Citrus, pear, and oh my goodness. Well done!

The genuine article. A stunning aromatic display and palate impression. Citrus, pear, and oh my goodness. Well done!

Dec 8th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Love the 96 Dom!

Love the 96 Dom!

Nov 29th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Not aged in great conditions for a bit but surprised by how this is holding on. Smoke, brown butter, grilled pineapple, oxidized apple/pear, molasses, pastry cream, wet chalk, wet wood. Surely other examples show much better but this was super interesting and fun.

Not aged in great conditions for a bit but surprised by how this is holding on. Smoke, brown butter, grilled pineapple, oxidized apple/pear, molasses, pastry cream, wet chalk, wet wood. Surely other examples show much better but this was super interesting and fun.

Nov 24th, 2016
Nick Apone

1996 vintage.

1996 vintage.

Sep 28th, 2016