World Premiere:
2000 Dom Pérignon P2

Posted by Robert Schagrin

The life of Dom Pérignon is amazing.

Seventeen years ago, Dom Pérignon started commercially offering recently-disgorged bottles through their iconic Oenothèque program and the world of Champagne was transformed forever. The Plénitudes program now replaces Oenothèque and offers a very explicit snapshot of Dom Pérignon's "drinking windows".

The second plénitude is intended to capture this Champagne's intense, energetic, and ultra-defined character. The just-released vintage 2000 exemplifies this stage and the wisdom of the DP's late-disgorgement release schedule. The complexity and maturity of the extended lees contact, combined with the tightly coiled mineral explosiveness makes this wine a dazzling fireworks display. The 2000 P2 possesses an enchanting elegance that is at once understated yet downright impressive.

The P2 and P3 showcase the impeccable palate, foresight and winemaking brilliance of Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy. His intimate knowledge, understanding and ongoing development of the Dom Pérignon style is magnified through the plénitude program.

My love affair with the DP Maison dates back to the mid-1980s when I bought my first older bottle of Dom (a 1964!) and, needless to say, I fell hard for it. That marked the beginning of a 30-year obsession. The Plénitudes have greatly deepened my understanding of one of my favorite wines in the world. I strongly encourage you to try the 2000 DP P2 at this sharp pricing. It will not disappoint.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Robert Schagrin

Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits

2000 Dom Pérignon P2 (formerly Oenothèque)