Dom Perignon 1995
29 Sep 2019
I once had dinner with Richard Geoffroy, the chef de cave (almost like a master blender) for Dom Perignon. When asked which vintage was his most representative of his works, he said it was 1995. After drinking so many vintages of Dom Perignon, I must confess I may have to agree with Richard, as this Dom Perignon definitely beats those in my recent memory, like 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006… etc. Nose was really unique; for a 24 year old champagne, it was still giving me freshness, and surprisingly some sweetness and umami, not often I came across such bouquet. The content was equally superb; the extraordinary length and complexity was almost beyond description. Surprisingly it has not evolved into tertiary character yet, still very adolescent, while many other younger vintages already morphed into middle age. Definitely a great buy.