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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Wine & Spirits
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine
Other Info: Great Wine Gift, Collectible Wines
Item no. 90089
"The Dom Pérignon Vintage 1998 has a special way of holding its final note on and on. It's as if it doesn't want to let go. It's surprising, unique and magnicent."
Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave
Pale yellow with golden highlights.
On the nose: The initial notes of fresh almond and grapefruit gradually lead into cashew nut and spices complemented by lightly toasted brioche.
On the palate:
Satiny texture unfurls on the palate, embracing and caressing it. Momentary weightlessness with a vibrating finish arouses the taste buds with controlled ardor. The persistence is remarkable, with the slightest undertone of tartness (citrus zest and buds.)
The 1998 Harvest
The year featured two unusual and contrasting weather related events: Record high temperatures in August followed by exceptional rainfall in the first half of September. Patience prevailed at harvest and was rewarded by a period of miraculously good weather resulting in healthy, especially well-ripened grapes.