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.
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