98 Points Tyson Stelzer
Two years on from its release, P2 1998 has not dipped its gaze one iota, upholding definition
and determination while building transfixing layers of creamy complexity. Through a hue of
bright, medium-straw, the youthful luminescence of lemon zest and white fruits hold their
radiance, accented seamlessly with gunflint reduction and the billowing maturity of Parisienne
baguette, toasted brioche, dried fig, nougat and roasted hazelnuts. Its creamy, silky, luscious
mouthfeel and notes of vanilla and crème brûlée are gloriously heightened, culminating in a
finish softly accented by tertiary, smoky, iodine nuances. Its tanginess integrates as its creaminess
blossoms, yet it upholds just the right acid tension and softly textural grip on a finish of
marvellous line and length. In sheer line and persistence, this is a Dom Pérignon of the highest
order. Two years ago I announced that it had atttained an incredible plateau, with plenty of life
to ascend higher still. My goodness, it has, and it’s in no hurry to move on.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.