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2006 Dom Pèrignon ‘Cuvée Dom Pérignon’ 28 september 2015

Dom Pérignon – the name alone makes most of us break out in a delightful smile. When we think of this 17th-century monk from Hautvillers – so often pointed out as the father of Champagne – we either regard him with historical reverence, or associate his name with the proudest of all wine labels and everything else that follows in its glamorous, sparkling wake.

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the sthlm dom pérignon Œnothèque tasting 10 september 2015

The tasting season @ The Champagnebar by Richard Juhlin in Stockholm started with a bang! We poured 6 versions of Dom Pérignon Œnothèque.

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100 best champagnes for 2015 26 juli 2015

In May the FINE Champagne Magazine and Tastingbook selected the World’s Best Champagnes for 2015. This year rose’s triumph with the majestic Ruinart ‘Dom Ruinart Rosé’ 2002 claiming the title of the ‘Best Champagne for 2015’.

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dom pérignon rosé – the sthlm tasting 17 april 2015

The tasting group in Stockholm met for yet another great tasting this week – Dom Pérignon Rosé @ The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin.

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the most powerful brands in the world of champagne & sparkling wines 25 september 2014

Drinks Business together with Intangible Business, the Drinks Business Power Brands Report sees the world’s most influential wine and spirits brands pitted against each other to determine the world’s most powerful brands in the world of Champagne & sparkling wiines.

THE LIST

1. Moët & Chandon

2. Veuve Clicquot

3. Dom Pérignon

4. Freixenet

5. Laurent Perrier & Martini Asti

7. Martini Sparkling

8. Mumm

9. Nicholas Feuillatte & Taittinger

source: thedrinksbusiness.com

1990 dom pérignon oenothèque by the magnum 3 september 2014

This years ‘Nordic Sommelier Magnum Dinner’ took place at Djuret in Stockholms Gamla Stan. Björnstierne brought along an old time favorite for his sommelier friends to enjoy …  (mer…)

Champagne auction in Sthlm 1st of September 29 augusti 2014

Stockholms Auktionsverk in collaboration with Systembolaget will host the autumns first champagne auction on Monday the 1st of September. Below You will find the different lots:

1998 dom pérignon oenothèque @ mallorca 7 augusti 2014

RJ ON DP Dom Pérignon – the name alone makes most of us break out in a delightful smile. When we think of this 17th-century monk from Hautvillers – so often pointed out as the father of Champagne – we either regard him with historical reverence, or associate his name with the proudest of all wine labels and everything else that follows in its glamorous, sparkling wake. Just imagine all the classic movie scenes that have been sweetened by a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Bond movies usually spring to mind. Countless times I’ve sat and sighed over agents with a license to kill: villains and exquisite women in seductively luxurious surroundings, all revelling in icy Dom Pérignon. Most champagne enthusiasts have their favourite scene. Mine is when Scaramanga, the man with the golden gun, shoots the cork off a bottle carried on a tray by his dwarfish servant Nic-Nack, along a now-famous Thai beach. The most comical scene must be when Sean Connery is served a 1957 Dom Pérignon, a vintage that never existed. Brilliant research!

1998 DOM PÉRIGNON ‘CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON OENOTHÈQUE’ | Epernay | Champagne | France | Dom Pérignon | 50PN 50CH | RJpoints 93(95)

TASTING NOTE ‘brilliant apéritif @ La Residencia in Mallorca. A very stylish wine as usual, gaining much of the late disgorging. Might be too ascetic and sea-scented for the experienced Dom Pérignondrinker. Salty, iodine, seaweed and fresh sashimi is joined by a cool floral notes and hints of kiwi fruit on the nose. The flavor also has a weak toasty element and chalky aromas that spreads with time in the glass. Velvety mineral aristocratic touch which sustains long and clean as a symphonie of Dvorak.’

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double apéritif @ café rotsunda 3 augusti 2014

I was invited with Le Phantôme & Diamond Lager to Café Rotsunda for a summer dinner. As usual the night started with some premium bubbles:

1995 DOM PÉRIGNON ‘CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON’ | Epernay | Champagne | France | Dom Pérignon | 48PN 52CH | RJpoints 93(94)

TASTING NOTEHere is a soft, charming, sensual, and classic Dom Pérignon. The wine carpets the palate with the softest silky texture you can desire. This supple, complex wine runs down your throat with the greatest ease, trailing a fresh aftertaste. The aromatic palette is the same as usual, with its exotic fruit and breakfasty notes, as well as an unusually strong dash of vanilla that is a distinguishing feature of the vintage.’

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RJ ON DP Dom Pérignon – the name alone makes most of us break out in a delightful smile. When we think of this 17th-century monk from Hautvillers – so often pointed out as the father of Champagne – we either regard him with historical reverence, or associate his name with the proudest of all wine labels and everything else that follows in its glamorous, sparkling wake. Just imagine all the classic movie scenes that have been sweetened by a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Bond movies usually spring to mind. Countless times I’ve sat and sighed over agents with a license to kill: villains and exquisite women in seductively luxurious surroundings, all revelling in icy Dom Pérignon. Most champagne enthusiasts have their favourite scene. Mine is when Scaramanga, the man with the golden gun, shoots the cork off a bottle carried on a tray by his dwarfish servant Nic-Nack, along a now-famous Thai beach. The most comical scene must be when Sean Connery is served a 1957 Dom Pérignon, a vintage that never existed. Brilliant research!

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1990 SALON ‘CUVÉE ‘S’ de SALON’ | Le Mesnil-sûr-Oger | Champagne | France | Salon | 100CH | RJpoints 93(96)

TASTING NOTE ‘Salon demands longer cellaring than any other champagne. The wines do not go through malolactic fermentation and have a razor-sharp acidity in their youth, which carries the wine to unparalleled heights through the years. A mature Salon expresses a gigantically broad aromatic spectrum, and has a Burgundy-like vinosity. The stringency is maintained throughout the wine’s life, and as Salon has almost no dosage, the wine never becomes an exotic charmer like Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, but it is unmatched in terms of class and purity. Salon is only made in exceptionally good years, and in other years the grapes go to make up Delamotte. 

At the age of five this 1990 still tasted like a barrel sample! Spot-on and apply, with chablis like aromas and a magnificent young fruit. Today far more developed and at the same time in a little bit boring phase where aromas of dried hay and malt(!) dominate over finesse and fruit. In magnum the wine feels completely different with a nearly Dom Ruinart-like roasted and broad house style.’