The glorious 2006 is now out on limited release. Silky, sophisticated and with the balance of opulence and purity that one typically expects from Dom Pérignon, it received 96 points from Essi Avellan MW, Scandinavia’s foremost Champagne authority.
Intense and fine, with depth, charm and vivacity, this vintage is comparable to the gloriously complete and generous 2002. That is because 2006 saw a scorching July, a damp August and a warm, dry September, which allowed the grapes to achieve full phenolic ripeness and the wines to subsequently enjoy a complexity and aromatic richness that is more reminiscent of 2002 than any previous vintage.
An unprecedented achievement for Richard Geoffroy and the DP team – whose desire to bear witness to as many vintages as are worthy means this is their 5th consecutive release.