Moet Chandon

Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996


Producer, Moet Chandon

Region, France\Champagne\

Alcohol, 12.5

Varieties, Sparkling

Closure, Cork

Character, Complex and Traditional

Food pairing, Shellfish, Crab and Lobster


  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996 (For local pickup one day in advance!)

The Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1996 is an iconic and highly sought-after vintage Champagne, made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The nose is mesmerizing, revealing a complex bouquet of toasted hazelnuts, honey, dried apricots, and a hint of brioche. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with a perfect balance of acidity and creaminess, offering flavors of ripe peach, green apple, candied citrus, and a touch of toasty oak. This exceptional Champagne has aged gracefully, developing a profound depth of flavor and a long, lingering finish.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate):

The 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP Oeno. The Oeno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the Oeno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the Oenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP.