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September 28, 2015

Dom Perignon 2006

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We are delighted to release Dom Perignon 2006 for £455 per case of six bottles in bond, the lowest release price since the 2003 vintage. Critics who have tasted the 2006 vintage have conveyed acclamation. In 2006 Cristal scored 97 points from Antonio Galloni and Richard Juhlin, one if it’s highest ever efforts, while Galloni has awarded Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006 97+ points. The weather was warm throughout the summer in 2006, creating beautifully concentrated grapes. A cold and somewhat rainy August helped the grapes retain freshness and a backbone of acidity, while a dry and warm September provided near perfect conditions for harvest. Dom Perignon 2006 is currently untasted by any major critic, yet is considered a triumph by the Estate. A vintage that far exceeds the 2005 and considering the scores from other leading cuvees we can expect something special here also.

As one can see from the table below, Dom Perignon displays a compelling vintage premium, getting more expensive as it ages and supply diminishes. Dom Perignon is released ready to be consumed in restaurants, hotels and clubs the world over. This quickly exhausts market supply forcing the price to rise. In leading vintages such as 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004 and now 2006 purchasing on release is extremely rewarding. Moreover, due to a favourable FX rate, today’s release price is the lowest since the 2003, which was released in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage AG RJ Current Release 
2006 n/a n/a £455 £455
2005 95 95 £475 £475
2004 97 96 £465 £465
2003 94+ 96 £445 £440
2002 98 94 £540 £410
2000 96 93 £600 £360
1999 93 93 £550 £350
1998 92 93 £740 £275
1996 97 96 £925 £270
1995 95 94 £1,020 £260

*RJ, Richard Juhlin, AG Antonio Galloni

‘Come quickly, I am tasting stars’ is the famed expression of a 17th century monk after his first taste of Champagne. The monk was Dom Perignon, the cellar master of the Benedictine Abbey, Hautvilliers. Diverging from common legend, he pioneered winemaking techniques such as blending grapes, the introduction of cork and enhanced the use of natural sugar. He did not invent the Champagne method, the advent of which occurred naturally due to the cool winters and warm spring months in Champagne.

In 1937 Moet et Chandon purchased the eponymously named Dom Perignon from Eugene Mercier. This has become their prestige vintage Champagne, meaning it is not made in poor vintages and is matured for 3 years, opposed to non-vintage champagne which has the minimum requirement of 1.5 years. Dom Perignon has true global recognition, the 1961 vintage was served at Lady Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding, as well as the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire. Dom Perignon’s assemblage is based on 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay and offers wonderful vibrancy and complexity as soon as it is released, incredible nuance and delicacy after 15-20 years and elegance and incredible layers after 30.

We highly recommend buying Dom Perignon 2006 on release, collectors will be greatly rewarded.

 

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