Dom Perignon P2 Vintage 2000
Dom Perignon P2 Vintage 2000 is the pinnacle of champagne drinking. Dom Perignon's creation is centered upon its absolute dedication to vintage wines. Each vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in a single year - a true challenge for a unique interpretation of the seasons and for reinvention. The uniqueness of Dom Perignon vintages lies in the way they evolve - not steadily and in a linear way, but a successive windows of expression that are called "Plenitudes". Reaching new heights and revealing the spirit of Dom Perignon even more distinctly, it is only at these times that the wines is worthy of a new release. From one Plenitude to the next, the power of creation of the "Chef de Cave" is inscribed into the memory of the wine.
P2 is the second Plenitude of Dom Perignon, the result of 16 years of elaboration. Both the complementary and contrasting elements that comprise the "assemblage" resonate with each other for enhanced intensity, vibrancy and precision. The energy of the wine is at its peak.
For the 2000 vintage, the year was characterised by challenging contrasts between cold and rainy periods and warm and stormy weather. Summer was uncertain and often gloomy. The weather brightened up miraculously during the last few days of August. The fine days continued right up until the end of the harvest - which made the vintage what it is. Picking began with Pinot Noir on the 11th of September. On the nose, the bouquet is ripe, lively and generous. The warm aromas of hay and brioche mingle with those of bergamot orange and russet stone fruit. The overall effect exudes smoky grey accents. When tasting, the vibrant opening strikes the first chod, a prelude to a complexity that is more tactile than plump, and only gives itself gradually. The distinguished viscosity is understated and simply fits around the contours of the wine. The length is exquisitely bitter and abounds with sap, a mingling of liquorice and toasted malt.
The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Champagne
Vintage - 2000
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.5%