(1992 Vintage) Œnothéque is the French word for Wine Library. For the rare and limited Œnothéque collection, Dom Pérignon winemakers reserve a small portion of wine from the finest vintage years and age this wine on the lees in the cellars for up to 50 years, until time brings out it's deepest, most coveted qualities.
International Wine CellarSilvery gold color, with a very fine mousse. Absolutely stunning aromatics: pungent iodine, oyster shell, oatmeal, toasted wheat and bitter lemon. This smells like top-notch Chevalier-Montrachet from a great vintage. Broad and deep but also very fresh and bright, with suave, toasty citrus and smoke flavors accented by exotic spices. This expands impressively on the back, finishing with great impact, and impression of strong extract, and notes of bacon fat, toffee and minerals.
Wine SpectatorAbsolutely delicious now. Brilliant aromas of candied fruits, coffee and vanilla pastry are intense and focused, thanks to the bracing structure. This is powerful, yet a picture of finesse and harmony. Great intensity and persistence of flavor throughout. This is tasting even better than a sample reviewed last year. Drink now through 2012. (BS)