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Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Jeff B » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:32 am

Many might sneer at this queen of commercial champagne, but I've yet to taste one I didn't like. They are among the most harmonious and balanced of all the champagnes I've had the pleasure to taste.

The finest I've tasted was a 1988 Dom Rose, oh so delicate but balanced by hints of strawberries n cream.

My favorite "blonde Dom" was a 1982.

I've heard that the 96's are already superb but I have not popped the cork on the couple I managed to stash away.

(Pouring a glass of this regal wine for everyone here...)

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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Peter May » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:13 am

Only had one - a magnum received as prize for a letter to a magazine. Can't remember vintage.
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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Carl Eppig » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:54 am

Only one here too. I was bumped up to first class on a flight and was in uniform. A very nice and obviously wealthy guy sat next to me and insisted on sharing a bottle with me. It was nice but not memorable except for the occasion. No idea the date of the flight or the vintage of the Dom.
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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Lou Kessler » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:56 pm

Haven't tasted all that many, but considering the 7 or 8 that I have tasted the 96 was my favorite. I don't think they are that good when you factor in the price.
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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Jenise » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:04 pm

Haven't had that many either, but a 71 or 73 about ten years ago was completely stunning. Can understand Lou re the '96' though, that was a fantabulous year for that wine. Amazing to think that's possible, considering their production.
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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Jeff B » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:56 am

Jenise wrote:Haven't had that many either, but a 71 or 73 about ten years ago was completely stunning. Can understand Lou re the '96' though, that was a fantabulous year for that wine. Amazing to think that's possible, considering their production.


I would love to taste either one (the '71 or '73). They sound amazing.

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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:16 pm

1985 Rose

I have never been otherwise particularly impressed with Dom Perignon. I am much more of a Krug fan.
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Re: Good ole Dom: What's the best one you've had?

by Jeff B » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:13 am

These are 5 Dom Perignons that I can only dream of tasting but, from reading notes, sound aligned to my tastes:

1959
1964
1966
1973
1976

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