Marks and reviews
Dom Pérignon champagne owes its name to Pierre Pérignon, the famous monk and cellar master of Abbey de Hautvillers in 1668, who was also known as Dom Pérignon. Legend says that Pierre Pérignon discovered what is known today as the Champagne method. As a point of interest, he taught this method to Benedictine monk, Thierry Ruinart, in 1669, which allowed Ruinart to become the first Champagne house in 1729. Since 1st January 2019, Vincent Chaperon has succeeded Richard Geoffroy as Dom Pérignon’s Cellar Master.
The Plénitude spirit, an evolution of the wine through successive phases, is perfectly exhibited by this beautifully crafted champagne. Dom Perignon’s Plénitude 1998 is the fruit of the know-how (in a vintage marked by extreme conditions) and the patience of men who have waited for their grapes, which were graced by the presence of miraculous sunshine during the harvest. Suffice to say this decision made the vintage. Stemming from beautifully ripe and perfectly healthy grapes, this champagne is as precise as the work of a organ builder.
On the nose, Dom Perignon’s Plénitude 1998 calls for a short breath to fully enjoy the intense and radiant bouquet on fragrances of honeysuckle, orange fruits and then roasted almonds. Lastly, let's not forget the refreshing iodine and salty notes.
The palate has character with a creamy texture that truly marks the vintage. The finish offers smoky hints and a beautiful energy. A precise champagne!