Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut 2000, Champagne, France
PRESS: Vinous - 96 points.
Producer: Dom Perignon
Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend (55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir)
Food Suggestion: Shellfish, Crab and Lobster
Wine Style: Sparkling - Complex and Traditional
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Aroma: Ripe, lively and generous. The warm aromas of hay and brioche mingle with those of bergamot orange and russet stone fruit. The overall effect exudes smoky grey accents.
Taste: The vibrant opening strikes the first chord, a prelude to a complexity that is more tactile than plump, and only gives of itself gradually. The distinguished viscosity is understated and simply fits around the contours of the wine. The length is exquisitely bitter and abounds with sap, a mingling of liquorice and toasted malt.