Oenothèque 1962

Oenothèque

1962

ON THE PALATE

Beyond its maturity on the palate there remains a certain austerity. The initial richness becomes freshness: the length is confirmed, never less than fruity, straightforward, refined and keen.

ON THE NOSE

The Dom Pérignon Oenothèque reveals itself to the nose in a series of gradual statements. The first notes are woody, smoky, followed by hints of cedar or sandalwood, then leading into marmalade before moving on into suggestions of spicy hawthorn, seeming younger and more flowery.

The 1962 Harvest

After an extended winter, the spring of 1962 was hit hard by storms and hail. The early summer was cold, and flowering was late and lingering. Fine weather in September continued well into the harvest, which did not begin until October 4th.