Moet e Chandon Champagne 1990 Dom Perignon
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Contrary to popular belief, Benedictine monk Dom Perignon did not ‘discover’ Champagne. Rather, he was an instrumental figure in refining Champagne to the standard we know today, pioneering a number of winemaking techniques, displaying an impressive mastery of his presses, and introducing corks and thicker glass to better store the wine. Dom Perignon has been produced individually with varying compositions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes each vintage year, and has continued to enjoy global acclaim under the ongoing management of Moet & Chandon. Dom Perignon vintage spends at least seven years in the cellar before release and offers the fi nest qualities one would expect from a premium Champagne. Classic toasted notes give a rounded finish atop aromas of almond and fruit, all the while tracing a perfectly fine line between density and weightlessness.
The profoundly rich 1990 Dom Perignon is a creamy-textured, full styled offering that loses none of its elegance in spite of its flavor authority. It will improve for 5-10 years, and appears capable of surpassing the fabulous 1985 and 1982. It seems obvious that the quality of the 1990 Champagne vintage is going to be remarkable, and the world-wide demand will be unprecedented. The message - buy them now!
Toasty, earthy aromas and an expanding mousse make this an unusually assertive Champagne. Creamy in texture, ripe and fruity in flavor, it's distinctive but not for everyone. Best after 1998.
Silvery gold color, with a very fine mousse. Absolutely stunning aromatics: pungent iodine, oyster shell, oatmeal, toasted wheat and bitter lemon. This smells like top-notch Chevalier-Montrachet from a great vintage. Broad and deep but also very fresh and bright, with suave, toasty citrus and smoke flavors accented by exotic spices. This expands impressively on the back, finishing with great impact, and impression of strong extract, and notes of bacon fat, toffee and minerals.
This is really incredible with orange peel, dried pineapple and flan. Exotic. Full body, round and savory. Crazy character at the finish of cooked pineapple and tart tartine. Gorgeous; can't believe it.