TN: '90 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

Delicious. Very clean and crisp lines. Mineral, stone fruit, biscuit/bread dough, chalk, and light passion fruit. None of the skunkiness usually found in dom. Great crisp laser sharp acidic finish. Fine mousse. Lacking a bit of the wow factor, but very well crafted. I actually like the warmth and breadth of the regular 1990 (especially out of magnum) better. 95 pts.
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With potentially three different disgorge dates from Moet & Chandon it's hard to know if you are tasting the same wine.

The regular '90 is very good but also extremely acidic even now. But out of magnum it was superb.

  • 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - France, Champagne (6/18/2008)
    Light-medium gold color; Toasty and slight lemon aromas with superb hazlenut, spice and citrus flavors. Notable for its exceptional depth, complexity and fine mousse. Similar to the regular '90 but with added complexity. Perhaps a touch lighter weight than the regular 90, hard to say. Tasted at an industry Dom Perignon Tasting (thank you!); Probably disgorged in 2003 but I did not catch the date on all of the bottles. A WOW wine. (95 pts.)

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A great bottle last night. The thought crossed my mind that W+A (and the other champagne folks) would have really enjoyed it. My WOTY thus far.

  • 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - France, Champagne (5/9/2009)
    Medium gold color; In a smaller restaurant flute we did not get all of the aromatics but certainly all of the flavors. This bottle was very complex with toast, honey, spice and orange rind (very distinct!) flavors. The honey flavors were strong but not perceptibly sweet. It was also very fresh with noticeable acidity. All of this with the longest finish I've had in a champagne in a long time. Superb and a WOW wine. Disgorged 11.03. (96 pts.)

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Originally posted by Winetex:
A great bottle last night. The thought crossed my mind that W+A (and the other champagne folks) would have really enjoyed it. My WOTY thus far.

  • 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - France, Champagne (5/9/2009)
    Medium gold color; In a smaller restaurant flute we did not get all of the aromatics but certainly all of the flavors. This bottle was very complex with toast, honey, spice and orange rind (very distinct!) flavors. The honey flavors were strong but not perceptibly sweet. It was also very fresh with noticeable acidity. All of this with the longest finish I've had in a champagne in a long time. Superb and a WOW wine. Disgorged 11.03. (96 pts.)

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Winetex, I'm only 3 hours away! Wink

I'm pulling a Champagne today that may give you the same envy you gave me. Razz

I'm glad your bottle was clearly special.
A bit of mold around the cork and wire, never seen that before. Medium gold color, rich "in your face" nose, delicious mouth-coating flavors, very nice with a long, long finish. Wife kept grabbing the bottle "this is pretty damn good". Last bottle of a dozen, I think this wine is mature, but I am no expert on champagne. 95 points
I've got 4 of these left and was planning on possibly opening one for Valentines day. It's either that or an 88 or 90 Krug. Not totally sure yet but I last had the Dom in October. It was drinking really well but seemed like it should hold for a while yet. I don't have enough experience to know if either of the Krugs are near their peak or if I should hang onto one or both of them for a while longer. I guess that's another thread though. Glad you enjoyed yours though.
Had this about a month ago and finally getting around to posting. No notes, just from memory.

This was disgorged in 93. Golden in color with a very fine mousse. One steady tiny stream of bubbles, so not nearly as lively as the last bottle I had but it might have been the narrower champagne glasses from the resort. (Note to self, bring your own next time) Aromas of dough, citrus, nuts and some toffee or butterscotch. Chalky minerality. First impression was that it was like drinking creme brule. Tons of flavor and almost creamy. As it opened up it tasted of toasted sugar, caramel, honey and orange/lemon citrus.

Very very good bottle, maybe 92-93, BUT not showing quite as well as the others I've had. I'm hoping it's not going downhill and was just a slightly off bottle. In it's defense it was one I had chilled down once before and then put back in the cooler so maybe that took a little out of it. I won't wait too long to open another and compare. If the 3 or 4 I have left are in decline I'd like to drink them sooner rather than later.
This bottle was better than the last. Maybe this disgorgement is very good?

  • 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - France, Champagne (2/3/2013)
    Medium gold color with intense citrus, coffee and floral- aromas. Complex flavors of orange marmalade, coffee, vanilla. This bottle was dynamite from the cork pop. We were able to smell it in a crowded restaurant before it was poured (amazing...). My better half declared it the best nose of any Champagne we've had. Very complex with layers of flavor and a rich, silky texture. From a 750 disgorged 11.03. Enjoy at will. (97 pts.)

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Originally posted by Winetex:
This bottle was better than the last. Maybe this disgorgement is very good?

  • 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - France, Champagne (2/3/2013)
    Medium gold color with intense citrus, coffee and floral- aromas. Complex flavors of orange marmalade, coffee, vanilla. This bottle was dynamite from the cork pop. We were able to smell it in a crowded restaurant before it was poured (amazing...). My better half declared it the best nose of any Champagne we've had. Very complex with layers of flavor and a rich, silky texture. From a 750 disgorged 11.03. Enjoy at will. (97 pts.)

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My mouth is truly salivating!

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