Dom Perignon Vintage 1995 Plenitude P2 Champagne 75cl Gift Boxed 12.5% ABV
An exceptionally rare champagne. As a first release back in 2002, Dom Perignon 1995 (P1) had such great depth and balance with incredibly ripe fruits. Now, over twenty years since bottling, the second release 1995 (P2) has flavours of incredibly complex, rich and concentrated fruits.
On the nose, this wine has achieved an intense, full, fresh and radiant bouquet, with notes of honeysuckle, orange coloured fruits, toasted almonds and hints of rye, praline and smoke sensations. The creamy chewiness characterizing the vintage is channelled in a direction that is edgy yet embracing, with a wave of aromatic persistence. In the mouth, hints of toasted brioche, smooth and very balanced, this champagne has abundance of apple and hints of spice. The finish is incredibly long, smoky, biting and full of vibrancy offering balance and harmony.
The Plénitude (originally Oenothèque) concept has been years in development and is unique to Dom Perignon. After studying the natural course of ageing that vintage champagne seems to undertake, the winemaking team found that, rather than improving steadily and linearly (as is the case with many wines), it develops and matures through three defined stages in its life. The first release (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the harvest and is the style that most consumers are familiar with. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years, during which time the cuvee takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement. Finally, the third Plénitude (P3) will see the champagne ageing another 20-30 years until it reaches its ultimate peak.
From 100% Grand and Premier Cru Vineyards, the 1995 harvest was a large crop and shared similar characteristics with the renowned 1998. Following four consecutive years of tough growing conditions, 1995 came as a huge relief to the region - the first universally declared vintage since 1990.