Outstanding Champagne From A Legendary Producer
The 1996 Dom Perignon Oenothèque was released in the Fall of 2010 and the availability is starting to dry up now. We’ve had a difficult time keeping this in stock over the past few months due in part to two large multi case orders. We have good availability as of right now at a great price of $299.99 per bottle and wanted to make sure we offered it out to our best customers before it finally runs out.
1996 is arguably the best vintage in the past 40 years for Champagne and the Dom Perignon Oenotheque is certainly among the very best from the vintage. It was rated 97 points by the Wine Advocate and 99 points from the Wine Enthusiast. The average price on WineSearcher is $346.00 and our price today is $299.99!
The Chef de Cave at Dom Perignon, Richard Geoffroy, has been quoted as saying he will continue to produce more of the Oenotheque each vintage until it takes over for Dom Perignon. The 1996 Oenotheque will always rank as one of the best bottlings from Dom Perignon and may ultimately be the rarest as well!
For those of you who are big collectors, the 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque comes packed in a sharp, black furniture grade wooden six pack finished with double doors opening from the top.
Wine Advocate 97 Points
The 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP Oeno. The Oeno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the Oeno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the Oenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.-AG
Wine Enthusiast 99 Points
A magnificent Champagne, one that is light, delicate, yet packed with character. It is beautifully balanced, with a bone-dry character, just softened by the toastiness that is developing. Expect this to age for many years. — R.V.