Moet & Chandon Dom Pérignon 2006

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The House of Moët was founded by Claude Moët in 1743. Sales were brisk, sending Champagne to England in 1750, Brazil in 1815, and Napoleon drinking it throughout the early 1800's. Then in 1833 Jean-Remy Moët sold the house to his son Victor Moët and son-in-law Pierre-Gabriel Chandon, and Moët & Chandon was born. For special occasions we often choose Dom Pérignon because it is smooth and sultry, with mouthfilling yet elegant flavors of poached pears, soft citrus, gentle toast and almost rocky minerals. The famous monk, Dom Pérignon is frequently credited with the invention of Champagne, but it is also believed that he may have traveled south to Limoux in order to hone his craft. Either way, this is a truly special Champagne.
Category Sparkling Wine
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Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Moet & Chandon
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Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Dom Pérignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvée contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, unusually aromatic and fruity DP with a long and tension-filled expression.

Stephan Reinhardt
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Wine SpectatorA graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Drink now through 2031.

Alison Napjus, March 31, 2016

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