Dom Perignon Vintage Oenotheque 1996 (RV) Champagne (With Silver Box)
The Nose : Praline rapidly combines with citron and dried figs. Darker underlying iodine and peaty notes also emerge.
The Palate : There is an apparent paradox, with concentration and movement vying for ascendancy. The structure of the wine is tense and assertive. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and exploding. Its opulence then becomes superbly persistent, trenchant and persuasive.