Tyson Stelzer’s top 10 late-disgorged Champagnes
Dom Pérignon, Oenothèque 1996
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