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Maker: Dom Pérignon Winery
Type of grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Grand Cru
Format: 750 ml
The harvest of 1996 was a year of contrasts in a changing summer rainy periods that were never fully compensate for previous drought. Finally, a month before harvest (September 16), the combination of warm periods with the influence of northeast winds produced original maturity of vintage.
Nose: The praline quickly combines with hints of lemon and figs. Emerge also latent darker notes of peat and iodine.
Boca: It is an apparent paradox between the concentration and movement vying prevail. The structure of wine is tense and powerful. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and fully explode. Its opulence then becomes a magnificent persistence, pervasive and persuasive.