The 1998 Dom Perignon P2 is clearly heading into its next plateau of maturity, as evidenced by a host of coffee, roasted almond, butter, brioche, caramel, lemon confit and pastry notes. Even so, there is a good bit of freshness to play off a generally mature set of aromas and flavors. Readers who enjoy mature Champagne will find quite a bit to like in the 1998. Today, it is especially open-knit and giving. Two recent bottles have been terrific.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039
Robert Parker 91?
"The Dom Perignon 1998 P2 offers an intense yet fine and nutty bouquet with licorice notes and a lovely mineral freshness. Intense and fruity on the palate, this is a round, charming, very fresh yet somewhat loud and unrefined 1998 with a long, aromatic finish. The bubbles could be finer, especially given the long aging on the lees. I had a much better sample at the domaine in early spring 2016. Tasted October 2018."
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040