Dom Perignon 1978 Moet Chandon
I have been privileged to drink the 1975 Dom Perignon on several occasions and it has never been anything less than breathtaking, as it is again today. This surreal, beautiful Champagne reveals striking purity and clarity in its suggestions of honey, roasted nuts and sweet fruit in a style that recalls a mature grand cru Burgundy at its finest. The aromas and flavors are at once mature yet fresh, very much on the “grey” side of the spectrum Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy likes to talk about. Simply put, readers who can find and afford this sensual wine should not hesitate. It is a masterpiece. This bottle was disgorged in 2007 with minimal dosage.
Winespectator / James Suckling (97)
Offers a wonderful bouquet of toffee, coffee, truffle and toast. A graphite note emerges with air. In the mouth, citrus and ginger notes chime in with the vibrant acidity, keeping this fresh and driving the long finish. Firm and taut, with a mineral finish. Mature and complex.