Dom Perignon P2 1998
Dom Perignon P2 has an intense, full and radiant bouquet with notes of honeysuckle, orange colored fruits and hints of iodine sensations. The creamy chewiness characterizing the vintage is channeled in a direction that is edgy yet embracing with a wave of aromatic persistence. Smoky, biting and full energy finish balances it all out.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Let us be clear about this: There is one and only one Dom Perignon and one place in the world called Champagne. With more than three centuries of history, this one spot—Champagne, about an hour's drive east of Paris—has provided the wine industry with some of the richest traditions and continues to teach us about not just sparkling wines but about all wines. Two years ago, Dom Pérignon released the 1998 P2. The "P" stands for plentitude and is how the winery differentiates three distinct aging levels of its Champagnes. The 1998 P2 is the middle of three—one is the "normal" release and P3 would be the final. While I received plenty of advance information on the historic release of P2, I did not fully conceptualize it until I sniffed and tasted. This is an amazing wine. Complex and seamless, there is no rational explanation of this wine, except that it stands on its own plane. For those who like descriptors, the wine begins with a seamless and steady stream of pinpoint bubbles, flows onto the palate with delicate apples, light flowers, and faint bread yeast, and finishes with a crescendo of fresh earth. The 1998 Dom Pérignon is not just for those who love Champagne, the wine is something all wine lovers must experience. The wine has reached its apex and is ready to enjoy now. Find a friend and toast to life! (Best Served: Now to 2025) (Tasted: August 24, 2015, San Francisco, CA) "
Wine Spectator - "Offers precision and finely detailed form, powered by an expansive palate of flavor. The layers of ripe crushed blackberry and glazed apricot fruit complement the saline-tinged minerality and oyster shell notes, graced by hints of pastry, honeycomb and exotic spice. Mouthwatering and persistent on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2030."