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Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996 (6 BT)

In Bond Available Duty Paid

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,600 GBP

Lots 2-363: A Classic Cellar of European and New World Icons

Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996 (6 BT)

Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996 (6 BT)

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,600 GBP

Lot sold:

1,750

GBP

Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996

Excellent levels and appearance

Disgorged in 2008 and tasted in 2011 with Richard Geoffroy.  This has all the wonderful character and attack of the year, which I adore whenever it was disgorged. It is a superb Champagne vintage for long keeping, although there was an issue of oxidation on the black grapes which DP triumphantly avoided. The element that most entrances me here is the great minerality and the 'iodé', almost marine taste of the Oenothèque - this is impossible to resist. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 97

6 bts (2 oc)


Provenance:

 

A CLASSIC CELLAR OF EUROPEAN AND NEW WORLD ICONS. THIS FABULOUS COLLECTION HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER WITH ABSOLUTE TOP QUALITY IN MIND. FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX, LAFLEUR, LE PIN (INCLUDING EXTREMELY LIMITED DOUBLE MAGNUMS OF 2005) AND PETRUS. LEROY AND DOMAINE D'AUVENAY, FAIVELEY, DE MONTILLE AND OTHERS REPRESENT BURGUNDY, WITH GRAND MARQUE CHAMPAGNE ADDING A SPARKLING FLOURISH TO THE EUROPEAN FOCUS OF THE COLLECTION. DOMINUS, SCREAMING EAGLE AND OPUS ONE ARE A FITTING ADDITION FROM THE NEW WORLD PLUS MOËT'S CHINESE PROJECT AO-YUN MAKING A RARE APPEARANCE IN A LONDON AUCTION ROOM. ALL BOUGHT PREDOMINANTLY FROM A SINGLE, HIGHLY REGARDED UK MERCHANT AND PROFESSIONALLY STORED SINCE PURCHASE.

 

LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid

 

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