Make the “best wine in the world.” That was what Pierre Pérignon set out to do in the late 17th century. Ever since the day in 1668 when the young monk took up his post as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers on a hilltop north of the Marne River, Dom Pérignon has remained faithful to this founding ambition. Every step taken, from the selection and blending of the finest grapes to the declaration of the vintage, is done with a single goal in mind: to reveal the promise of excellence inherent in the wine of Hautvillers. Dom Pérignon Œnothèque is the fulfillment of this promise.
Disgorged in 2006. The first hints of dry herbs soon blossom into candied grapefruit and cinnamon, rounded out by notes of biscuits and dried fruits. One sensation follows another and expands, rhythmic and precise yet voluptuous. The initial density takes on a creamy fullness, as the wine’s finesse expands and takes off on a note of sap.