Saying that I love champagne is a severe understatement. I have been a champagne lover for about the last ten years with many corks and pictures to prove it. In my opinion Dom Perignon is the undisputed king of champagnes. The Dom Perignon brand has been often imitated but never duplicated. Even during the height of Louis Roederer Cristal frenzy, I was still a huge advocate of Dom Perignon and I still am to this day.
If we are talking my favorite champagne of all time, then it has to be the Dom Perignon Vintage 1996. What an impressive bottle! I have never tasted such a crisp but rich champagne in my life. After every sip, the taste would remain on my palette like it never left, which is a true indication of superior champagne. This vintage received a 98 rating out of a 100 in Wine Advocate.
If you need to pull a bottle for a very special moment, I suggest trying to find a bottle of the Vintage 1996. Your bottle comes in the classic gift box with a pamphlet discussing the Dom brand, the vineyard from 1996 used in this selection and more. Granted this vintage is very rare now, but if you do happen to find it you won’t be disappointed! Prices range anywhere from 300.00 to 500.00 dollars a bottle. Cheers!