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2006 Dom Perignon

2006 Dom Perignon

Every once in a while I feel the urge to kick down on a big one, and I read great things about the 2006 vintage of Dom Perignon.  Costco sells this wine for $132.99 which is the lowest price I’ve seen anywhere.  So eventually I couldn’t talk myself out it any longer and I pulled the trigger.

And I’m glad I did.  Enjoying a spectacular wine like this puts everything else you drink in perspective.  Sure it would be awesome to drink these everyday, but having one as a treat really gives you the chance to enjoy it, and to savor it. This is what perfection tastes like.  It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it’s just beautiful.

It’s hard to believe upon twisting off the cork that this wine is ten years old.  You’d never guess it.  It’s vibrant with medium effervescence.  On the nose, citrus fruit, lemon, stone fruit; the wine is a light straw yellow in color; very dry throughout.  Feels amazing in the mouth, nice body, creamy with more citrus fruit, apricot, lemon, tart.  An absolutely perfect balance between everything.  Finishes dry with a touch of sweetness.

When you want something truly special, you can’t go wrong here.  I only wish I had more bottles to cellar and enjoy in the years to come. Rating: 97 points

Costco item number: 21006

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

alc. 12.5%

Further reading: Here’s an interesting article  in Forbes about how Costco draws you with ‘wow’ bottles like the Dom P.