With the unveiling of its 1998 vintage, Dom Perignon changed the name of their late-release vintage Champagnes from "Oenotheque" to "P2", or "P3" (with "P" standing for Plénitude), which better reflects the extensive ageing the vintage has enjoyed on the lees. The cellar master Richard Geoffroy explained that when left in contact with the lees, the Champagne evolves in series of stages - aka "plénitudes" - instead of in a linear fashion, so upon each release, customers are actually able to experience the different expressions of the same vintage. Geoffroy considers each vintage to have three stages in the life of each vintage - the first around 8 years, the second around 12-15 years and the third with no less than 20 years. The last vintage released still using the name "Oenotheque" was the 1996 vintage which was released in the second plénitude. Today, we are excited to be able to offer two vintages released in their second plénitude which are now over 20 years of age - Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1995 & 1996, sourced directly from Europe, at an average price of only HK$2,750 per bottle in a parcel of 2 bottles (market price is approx. HK$3,000 per bottle#). For all Champagne lovers, this is an unmissable opportunity to include in their cellars! A perfect gift for the upcoming festivities - and for those who are looking for something special to drink now or cellar for another few years -
Special Parcel Offer (2 bottles) - 1 bottle each of 1995 & 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque at only HK$5,500 per parcel (Average HK$2,750 per bottle) - All comes in individual gift-boxes 1 x 1995 Dom Perignon Oenotheque (Individual gift-box) Value: HK$2,900 per bottle 96 pts Antonio Galloni In recent years Geoffroy has instituted a program of releasing recently-disgorged older vintages under the Oenothèque label. Some of the vintages from the 1990s are in their second release (also known as second plenitude), while the older, classic wines from the 1960s and 1970s are being released for a third time (also known as third plenitude), but in miniscule quantities. As part of the disgorging process, each bottle is tasted to insure consistency, something that is especially important with wines that have spent several decades on the cork. Dosage is kept low to minimal, particularly for the older wines. While the Oenothèque, especially the third releases, can be very pricey, at their finest they offer an extraordinary, otherworldly drinking experience matched by few wines in the world. The 1995 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque (2nd release) is the second release of this wine, and was disgorged in 2005. This silky-textured Champagne reveals breathtaking finesse, elegance and clarity in its perfumed bouquet, with delicate notes of pears and roasted nuts that add further complexity. The finish goes on and on. This mind-bending, kaleidoscopic Champagne possesses all of the qualities of profoundness, most importantly the ability to develop beautifully in the glass and the potential to acquire even more depth in bottle over the coming years. 1995 was a hot vintage, but this wine remains remarkably fresh. Simply put, the 1995 Oenothèque is a stunner. 1 x 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque (Individual gift-box) Value: HK$2,950 per bottle 97 pts Antonio Galloni The 1996 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque has really turned a corner over the last six months or so. When it was originally introduced the 1996 was hard as nails, today it is an exquisite Champagne that captures the essential brightness and energy of the year. Lemon, slate, oyster shells and white flowers stain the palate in an intense, beautifully sculpted Champagne of the highest level. Subject to final confirmation. Available in 3-4 weeks. Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 (or the accumulated order amount at time of delivery); otherwise a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies. #According to listings on Wine-searcher.com
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