100 Points Tyson Stelzer
Geoffroy describes his first vintage as ‘defining everything about Dom Pérignon: the harmony, the integration, the opulence, the …’ And then he runs out of words and waves his arms like he is about to take to flight. ‘And all the more so with extra age.’ Even a subtle hint of cork wood does not diminish this bottle. After almost a quarter century, it still sings with primary lemon zest, grapefruit and peach, amidst epic layers of pineapple, fig, butterscotch, gingernut biscuits and pipe smoke. It’s a paradox of mouthfeel — creamy and silky, yet structured, mineral and focused. Length and line are haunting, undiminished for minutes.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2016-2017.
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The profoundly rich 1990 Dom Perignon is a creamy-textured, full styled offering that loses none of its elegance in spite of its flavor authority. It will improve for 5-10 years, and appears capable of surpassing the fabulous 1985 and 1982. It seems obvious that the quality of the 1990 Champagne vintage is going to be remarkable, and the world-wide demand will be unprecedented. The message - buy them now! Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) February, 1997 by Robert Parker