Dom Pérignon is Vintage only. Each Vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in a single year. The uniqueness of Dom Pérignon vintages lies in the way they evolve - not steadily in a linear way, but by successive windows of expression that are called "Plénitudes". The First Plénitude comes after around eight years of maturation. For the first time, perfect harmony is achieved. It is the birth of a Millésime: the Dom Pérignon Vintage. With the announcement of the 2006 vintage, Dom Pérignon has dared to create no less than its fifth successive vintage champagne. The first decade of the third millennium has indeed been prodigious, and could well rank among the greats, the golden 1920’s and 1960’s. With a duty to bear witness, Dom Pérignon is committed to achieving the fullest expression of the years, and will not be subject to any restriction. The generosity of the 2006 is superlative, luminous and glorious. The wine is juicy and succulent. Dom Pérignon 2006 goes a long way to express ripeness, with a modern touch that might well foreshadow other, even more unique situations to come. Nose: Immediate impression of the mildness of the pure, airy, bright bouquet. A floral, fruity pastel tone then unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice. Palate: Opulent wine, becoming more complex and edgy, silky rather than creamy. Exquisite bitterness tinged with the briny taste of the sea.