Dom Pérignon 2006 ‘It’s not often you fall backwards when a wine is first launched on the market’ – Richard Juhlin

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August 18th 2016

Vintage Champagne is really starting to make its presence felt in terms of quality and longevity, especially to the wise collector. It is an emerging market that is becoming more and more sought after globally as more people discover the complexity of top vintage Champagne. The only problem in sourcing older vintages is that they are often very scarce and very expensive.

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In the current market post-Brexit newer Champagne vintages yet to be released are likely to be more expensive, and the stand out vintages up to 2015 you can count on one hand, putting even further pressure on supply.

We are excited to offer these newly released and incredibly rare 2006 Magnums direct from the cellars of Dom Pérignon and for those who missed out on the original 2006 release we have some further six packs for you to take advantage of.

As you will read below the 2006 vintage has now been graded by the critics, receiving an outstanding 97 points from Antonio Galloni. We have given a chart to show how the 2006 fits in with similarly scored back vintages.

Vintage AG Score Current Market Price/6 IB
1995 94 £1,000
1996 98 £9,050
2002 96 £625
2006 97 £490


Dom Pérignon 2006

£490.00 per 6 bts IB / £607.22 per 6 bts inc VAT
£750.00 per 3 mags IB / £919.22 per 3 mags inc VAT [***magnums now sold out***]
Limited stock

The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002. Antonio Galloni 97 points

It’s not often you fall backwards when a wine is first launched on the market. This time both me and my friends, who got to try this jewel at my champagne bar, fell in love instantly. It is all here so beautifully orchestrated in this incredibly well-balanced and flowing rich symphony. It is so voluptuously charming and welcoming immediately, but at the same time so complex that the interest in what you will discover in the next gulp never ceases. Here are all the pillars that I perceive a Dom Pérignon should have. A gigantic large and intense aroma, a silk caressing structure and a dazzling grand finale. Notes from the sea, roasted nuts, coffee, brioche, tropical green fruits, stone fruit, green apples, sweet orange citrus, gunpowder, nougat, mushroom cream and black truffle are all there like a perfectly tailored tuxedo. Love at first sight. Richard Juhlin – 94 points – Potential (97)

Very bright and pale in the glass. At first the nose is tight, before unfurling into notes of zesty citrus fruits, smoky slate and flint minerals. Very clean, fresh and pure with bags of intensity. It is only after some time that hints of brioche emerge; one has to give this time in the glass to reveal its soul. The palate reflects the nose, reticent to begin with, but in time notes of citrus zest and white flowers mingle with the classic smoky, toasty and mineral complexity; further still the creamy brioche returns as well as fleshy, juicy white peach flavours. The finish is long with great citrus intensity, zesty and mouth-watering. This is a Dom Pérignon for the cellar, one to be laid down to mature; it has the potential to develop into something really quite special. Goedhuis & Co

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