1990 Moët & Chandon "Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque" Brut Champagne

SKU #1005502 96 points Wine Spectator

 *Collectibles* This has really come together, showing mature aromas and flavors of citrus and berry confit, coffee and mineral. Big and robust, yet well-balanced and sophisticated, with a long, coffee-tinged finish. Absolutely delicious.  (11/2006)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Silvery gold color, with a very fine mousse. Absolutely stunning aromatics: pungent iodine, oyster shell, oatmeal, toasted wheat and bitter lemon. This smells like top-notch Chevalier-Montrachet from a great vintage. Broad and deep but also very fresh and bright, with suave, toasty citrus and smoke flavors accented by exotic spices. This expands impressively on the back, finishing with great impact, and impression of strong extract, and notes of bacon fat, toffee and minerals. (JR)  (12/2005)

K&L Notes

The Oenothèque is the wine library of Moët & Chandon where they age the old vintages on their own yeasts, waiting for the day that they will be disgorged and released, just like at Bollinger with their R.D.s. The 1990 shows the richness of the vintage with plenty of toasted bread complexity from the extended sur-lie aging. Perfect provenance is a rare thing in the world of wine. These bottles came straight from the Moet's cellars in Epernay to Moet Hennessy USA's warehouse, and within days were here at K&L. Disgorged in November 2013 and kept perfectly, these bottles represent the ultimate in perfect storage. You would have to drink them in the cellar to get better. Enjoy at your special occasions!

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