Tyson Stelzer’s top 10 late-disgorged Champagnes

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The release of Bollinger’s RD 2002 in the same month as Billecart-Salmon’s Nicolas François Billecart 2002 has reignited the discussion over the best time to disgorge Champagne. Tyson Stelzer picks his top 10 late-disgorged Champagnes...
Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996
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Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996

Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996
20/20pts (100/100pts)
high-strung energy, drive and acid tension – this is almost completely
devoid of time evolution. Achingly youthful, dancing with fairy
lightness on a stage of solid chalk. Resounding proof that the
intoxicating concentration and searing acidity of 1996 can find harmony.

Price: £200-£300 Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Four Walls, Marc Fine Wines, Miilésima, Nickolls & Perks, Uncorked
Drink 2014-2046
Alc 12.5%

Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996
Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart 2002