(1999 Vintage) Smoke, toastiness, tar and ripe fruit emerge from the glass in a generous, expansive style. The 1999 offers more body than the 2000 but the aromas and flavors are less well-articulated. This is a relatively simple Dom Perignon, yet the wine possesses outstanding balance and plenty of harmony.
96 points Wine Spectator: "Absolutely 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." (08/04)