Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996
The Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996 is an iconic and highly sought-after vintage Champagne, made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The nose is mesmerizing, revealing a complex bouquet of toasted hazelnuts, honey, dried apricots, and a hint of brioche. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with a perfect balance of acidity and creaminess, offering flavors of ripe peach, green apple, candied citrus, and a touch of toasty oak. This exceptional Champagne has aged gracefully, developing a profound depth of flavor and a long, lingering finish. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate): The 1996 Dom Perignon OEenotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP OEeno. The OEeno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the OEeno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the OEenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP.