RP 94! 1985 Dom Perignon Oenotheque Brut Champagne MAGNUM. Disgorged 2008!

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Dom Pérignon
Brut Champagne
(Disgorged 12/2008)

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“The True King of Champagne”


Robert Parker: 94 pts.

” Medium lemon-straw colour. Praline and toasted hazelnut
aromas dominate the nose with nuances of lemon curd and butterscotch.
The palate is very rich with decadently silken texture and a high level
of refreshing acidity. Predominately yeasty, brioche flavours are
supplemented by a subtle earthy/savoury character and some minerality.
Long, mineral coated praline finish ”

(3/ 2009)

Bottle Size:

1500 mL  

Storage History:

Stored in a cooled climate controlled cellar since purchase.


Mint condition.
Although the wine is from 1985, it was only bottled in December, 2008.
So the fill level is perfect, as well as capsule and cork.
Magnums of Œnothèque are INSANELY rare. There is only 1 other one of these for sale in the entire world right now, and it’s located in Spain.


“The Œnothèque label indicates that a Dom Pérignon vintage has reached either its second peak in maturity, with optimized intensity (15 to 20 years after harvest), or its third peak, with optimized complexity (after 30 years on the lees). It is only the cellar master who can determine when the wine has reached that optimal stage in its evolution, and only then will it be released as an Œnothèque.

“To guarantee its excellence, each and every Œnothèque bottle is tasted at disgorging by a Dom Pérignon winemaker” – From the Dom Pérignon website.


Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a monk and
cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He was the first
to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines and
deal with a number of their imperfections, in 1670. He also introduced
corks, which were fastened to bottles with hemp string soaked in oil in
order to keep the wines fresh and sparkling, and used thicker glass in
order to strengthen the bottles (which were prone to explode at that
time). The development of sparkling wines as the main style of
production in Champagne occurred progressively in the 19th century, over
one century after Dom Pérignon’s death.
Dom Pérignon was the first
prestige cuvée Champagne introduced, an idea proposed by Englishman
Laurence Venn. The first vintage of Dom Pérignon was 1921 and was only
released for sale in 1936. The first buyers of Dom Pérignon 1921 were
150 customers of Simon Bros & Co, the company that imported Moët in
the United Kingdom, which ordered the first 300 bottles. The wine got
immediate attention in the marketplace and 100 boxes were shipped to the
United States shortly thereafter. James Buchanan Duke, the billionaire
who had founded the American Tobacco Company, ordered 100 bottles for
himself. The 17 bottles sold at an auction in Christie’s in New York
City in June 2004 were part of that order (Doris Duke, the billionaire’s
daughter, had kept them in her cellar). According to Dom Pérignon
cellar master Richard Geoffroy, the 1921 vintage had a “distinctive
bouquet comprising sandalwood, vanilla and praline”.
Until the 1943
vintage, Dom Pérignon was produced from regular vintage Moët &
Chandon Champagne that was transferred to the special 18th Century-style
bottles after extended cellaring. It was thus effectively an
“oenothèque” release of Moët & Chandon Vintage Champagne in a
different bottle. From the 1947 vintage, Dom Pérignon has been produced
separately from the start.
In 1981, Dom Pérignon was chosen for the
wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. The magnums of Dom
Pérignon Vintage 1961 served on that July 29 carried a special insignia
created just for the ceremony.

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