Ratings & Tasting Notes:
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94 points Jasper Morris
A ripe Dom Perignon that was easy to love in its youth, with its exotic-yellow fruit and low acidity. Many feared for its longevity, yet those fears have proved unfounded. After navigating an awkward phase (when the bouquet became redolent of caramel toffee), the wine has shed weight and returned to fruit. Now, a generous, mouth-filling Champagne, showing oily viscosity from mature Chardonnay. I’d drink up soon, but still very good indeed.
90 points Wine & Spirits
A lovely, fragrant ’99 with tight lemon flavors, this is softer at the edges where brioche scents enrich the roasted apple fruit. It’s relatively oxidative for a young vintage of Dom Pérignon. To serve over the next several years with roast pheasant and an apple-chestnut dressing.
90 points Wine Spectator
There’s a high-toned minty graphite accent to the aroma, with a citric edge on the palate. The structure is overlaid with lemon and bread dough notes. This is tight and crisp on the finish, so break out the sole or shellfish, or wait a few years. Best from 2008 through 2020.
Always stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar.