1998 Dom Pérignon "P2" Brut Champagne (no gift box) SKU #1165522

$349.00

JS 97 W&S 96 WS 96
ST 95 VN 95
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K&L Notes

The Dom Pérignon P2, short for Plenitude 2, replaces the Oenotheque in Moet & Chandon's DP line. Oenotheque translates to "wine library" in English, and when Moet first released older bottles of Dom Pérignon with extra ageing on the lees, they used this name. Before, this cache of old treasures was only used by the winemaking team as a reference. Now that the wines are being sold, the team wanted more precision in the name, and decided to use "plenitude" to describe the three phases of evolution of the wine. According to Merriam Webster, plenitude means "a large number or amount of something" or "the state of being full or complete." The 2004 release in white and the 2003 in rosé, they consider the first plenitude of Dom Pérignon, while the 1996 Moët & Chandon "Dom Pérignon Oenothéque" and the 1998 Dom Pérignon "P2" have entered their 2nd phase of development. This wine is in a completely different league than the initial release of 1998; gone is the big hit of yeast and instead the wine shows elegance that I rarely associate with this vintage. It has a gorgeous store of pin-point streamers and a generous nose of black cherry Pinot. The finish goes on and on. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    5/27/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This decadent offering from one of Champagne's most storied brands does everything you'd expect. Bold, rich and over the top, it's as showy and opulent as the price point would suggest. Expect intense oak and nutty spice balanced by a powerful creamy texture and ultra complex pommace fruit. Perfect pair for hoisting the automatic sails on your Swan! Press that button and pour.
  • Daniel Maas
    By: Daniel Maas
    5/24/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    I'm known to be a fairly loquacious person. I like to talk. And write. Never in my life have I been asked or told to make a piece longer. It is that fact that surprised me looking back upon my tasting notes from this past week, at which I had the honor of tasting this rare bottle of what is arguably the world's most famous Champagne brand. Here's the complete text of what I wrote down: "AMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGGG!!! Did I write about the how the seven additional years of lees contact gives it an intense richness. What about how the black and red fruit balances perfectly with the minerality of clay and limestone? Nope. None of that. This is one bottle of champagne that needs one word, and one word alone. AMAZING!
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    9/16/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    This second release of the 1998 has been delicately aging on its lees for well over 12 years before being disgorged and it shows in how beautifully mature and layered the aromatics are. I was extremely impressed at how vinous and structured this 18 year old cuvee was tasting and the integrated bouquet was just the icing on the top.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    8/28/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    I tasted this simply gorgeous release from Dom Perignon on the 24th of August, 2015. This late-disgorged beauty (2012) is completely different than any DP I have ever tasted. It has fresh doughy notes on the nose that hint at a richness that we expect from this producer BUT, it also has a fantastic minerality and salinity. There is a nice, spicy character on the palate with tart cherry notes and just the slightest hint of toasted nuts. The finish is long with buttery notes and then zap(!), the acidity kicks in for a racy finish that lingers and lingers and lingers. Simply wonderful! Hand disgorged. A must buy for collectors as well as for those of you that are looking for a very special bottle for yourself or for a gift.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    6/10/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    I first tasted the 1998 Dom Perignon P2 Brut Champagne with Pacific King Salmon, Spring Squash and Porcini Mushrooms at Madera restaurant. This was in a completely different league than the initial release of 1998; gone was the big hit of yeast and instead the wine showed elegance that I rarely associate with this vintage. It had a gorgeous store of pin point streamers and a generous nose of black cherry Pinot. The finish went on and on.

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