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Visiting a classic: Dom Perignon Vintage 2000

As you probably know by now, if you read my blog and About me section, I am trading on the international stock markets. Greece was downgraded by Standard and Poor agency to junk – meaning that investment in this country is seen extremely risky. Portugal was also downgraded yesterday by the same agency. This affected the international markets as a high magnitude earthquake creating pressure on investors to sale and so markets dropped significantly. Yesterday was an awful day for some and an extraordinary day for others. I was in the second category.

So as I said, I had an amazing day at the office. Therefore I felt compelled to celebrate and what better moment could I find to open a big classic like Dom Perignon Vintage 2000 on a TUE evening. I started with a regular Moet&Chandon Brut Imperial just to warm up.

Moet&Chandon Brut Imperial

The color is clear pale yellow. The nose is subtle: floral with citrus notes, lime, hints of butter. Palate is delicate, well-balanced, a medium-bodied Champagne with nice fruit and toasted flavors. This wine is supple on the palate. Good sparkling but not great. Price level 30€. I cannot recommend you to buy it as you can find better entry level sparklings probably for less money. Plus it is my conviction that Moet Chandon is a little bit over rated.

Dom Perignon Vintage 2000

It’s a mug’s game to chart the maturing pattern and eventual ranking of any vintage of Dom Perignon too early in its life. DP shows its full splendor only after a period of 15 or 20 years, due to deliberately reductive wine making and the intricate blending from top-flight vineyards. Not as famous as 1998 vintage, the 2000 is nevertheless an impressive wine.

I am not a fan of sparkling wines but I fancy a good one from time to time. This was a treat.

The wine has a clear gold color. The bubbles are very smooth. The nose is initially closed but with aeration it evolves towards citrus notes, honey flavors, brioche, yellow apples, white flowers and walnut. The overall nose is fresh and vibrant showing great complexity. In the mouth the wine is clean and creamy on the palate with very nice mineral flavors, hints of apple, vanilla flavors, yellow fruit, a little bit buttery with very pleasant acidity. The finish is dry, long and as time passed the wine just got better. What impressed me at this wine is its perfect balance, how easy to drink and smooth it is. The best sparkling I had so far. Excellent wine.

As much as I loved it, due to its premium price, I wouldn’t recommend you to break your piggy bank and spend the money on it. This is more for special occasions than anything else.

Thanks for reading…

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  1. Eduard Jakab
    April 29, 2010 at 09:36

    Finally somebody started a blog on wines that are worth talking about. Sincerely, I’m just a bit annoyed by now with all that pretentious talk, “professional” descriptions and pairings of fine cuisine with a 9.50-12 lei retail price, too sweet or too sour crap (pardon my language) from Supermarkets…

    • April 29, 2010 at 12:27

      I am glad I can see my comments are welcomed. Thanks a lot.
      Cosmin

  2. Dragos
    April 29, 2010 at 13:47

    Obscenity at its purest: some are drowning while others drink Dom Perignon… Your posts (like you) are the vulgarity in itself: it is never wine, but yourself – a perfectionist bureaucrat capitalist whose “free time” should be (how else) a excellent time (the best wines, the best food, best restaurants…) You think you are “different” but you’re exactly like Monica Columbeanu: a shiny shit ….

    • April 29, 2010 at 13:49

      Dragos

      I respect your opinion. It is yours. I don’t like the last sentence but probably that’s your level.
      Best of luck.
      Cosmin

    • Bruce
      April 29, 2010 at 15:11

      @Dragos

      If Cosmin is a gentleman and gave you a polite response, I am not. So Dragos, GO FUCK YOURSELF, YOU STUPID CUNT!

  3. Daniel
    April 29, 2010 at 14:03

    This blog is about the wines,about educating ourselves in this direction.It is amazing how some people put a negative spin on everything,most likely the ones with problems,mental problems!Don’t mind the small minded!

  4. Dan
    April 29, 2010 at 14:31

    Dragos, your comment, besides of the foul language, reeks of pure, old comunism. We all know where that took us.

  5. April 29, 2010 at 15:05

    Guys, I know the fellow, and i can testify he has no mental problems:) Instead of responding so vigorously, you should read his comment from a philosophical perspective, although his reaction is a bit violent. Remember that humanism, even in an obsolite, idyllical form, is not a sin.
    He has a point there, Cosmin, i hope you realise that.

  6. April 29, 2010 at 15:31

    George from a philosophical point of view as I said initially I respect the opinion. From the language he uses at the end he loses his credibility and therefore is just another jerk. I can accept constructive feedback but not strong language.

  7. Dan
    April 29, 2010 at 15:33

    I’m afraid that he does not have a point; he has an opinion, and we all know how opinions and assholes are similar…
    let’s not confuse humanism with communism, we did that mistake for too long to forget it so soon.

  8. April 29, 2010 at 15:46

    Cosmin, you response to the initial comment was beautifully calm, I give you that, and shown a strong character. As for the others (some), I’m afraid we’re experiencing a spiral of violence here.
    The Other becomes my hated enemy. Althoght Dragos started the whole thing, some responses aren’t cool neither.

  9. April 29, 2010 at 15:50

    Guys I appreciate all the support and the comments but please let’s stick to comments on wine. Thanks a lot.
    Cosmin

  10. Bruce
    April 29, 2010 at 15:54

    George, I don’t know if you are familiar with the saying: When you are fighting samurai you fight like a samurai, when you are fighting thieves you fight like a thieve. That’s why I responded like that.

  11. April 29, 2010 at 16:38

    Exceptional review(s), Sir – I do concur!

  12. April 30, 2010 at 10:30

    Bruce, i’m sure the saying makes perfect sense if you’re fightling a samurai. Or just fighting…Anyway, I’ll enjoy someday a bottle of Dom Perignon, just for the sake of it. It’s so decadent: the world in flames, some nice music and a glass of nice champagne. It’s a cool and revolting image:)) I’ll try it someday.
    Keep it coming, Cosmin! It’s a hard job tasting so many good wines, but somebody has to do it:)

  13. Daniel
    April 30, 2010 at 12:02

    it’s a sad,sad world out there!not in here though,thank god!

  14. Dragos
    April 30, 2010 at 13:29

    Ok, I was obscene and vulgar, but what i tried to do, was to give a correspondent euphony to the political aesthetics of your ideas. Your virulent feedback is primarily autoreflexive and this indicates a good and healthy “ground” which make me to feel sorry about my (obsolete) reaction .
    Respectfully.

  15. Edward
    September 6, 2010 at 10:42

    when should i drink this vintage 2000?

    • September 6, 2010 at 11:59

      Dear Edward,

      This vintage already offers great pleasure now so you can just drink it or store it further as it will last nicely.

      Cosmin

      • Edward
        September 6, 2010 at 13:58

        thanks for the quick reply, what should i serve it with? i was thinking of serving it as a starter, and had some sushi in mind…

        what do you think? =)

  16. September 6, 2010 at 14:02

    Well Edward you will enjoy this wine a lot on its own or you can just experiment and try it with sushi. I cannot really tell you what to pair it with as the wine is really good by itself. Just let me know how it went with sushi. Taste, as you know, is a very personal thing.🙂

  17. Edward
    September 6, 2010 at 14:20

    Hey Cosmin,

    Thanks for your opinion. Haha, this would actually be my first vintage. And i’m still very new with the experience. Will let you know how it goes in a few hours time.

    Anyways I found your review really helpful and I strongly encourage you to continue on. =)

    • September 6, 2010 at 14:22

      Thanks a lot Edward for your kind words. Let me know how you paired the wine and write your impressions here if you want.

      Cosmin

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