If you're hell bent on Dom I've had every vintage back to the '88 and in good years it's really great stuff. In off years there's way better stuff for the money, Pol Roger vintage brut is a favorite of mine and about 50 bucks cheaper. Their '90 Oenotheque is the way to go if you can find it. I got a few a couple years ago for 170 per and they are well worth the money, the best champagne I've ever tasted. If you can't get that or the 96 go with the 2000 if you can get the gift set with the two flutes. Neither vintage is likely to blow you away but it's only $130.00 around here and at least you'll have the glasses after you drink it.