One of the best champagne produced in France, this post will highlight Dom Perignon 2006 vintage. I’d like to share my thoughts on the tasting notes, and a little on food pairing. Feel free to drop in your comments to share some of your thoughts at the end of this.
Just a brief introduction to spin this off, Dom Perignon is a prestige Cuvée, which is the top champagne made by a producer, and in this case Moët and Chandon champagne house. The champagne is named after a Benedictine Monk, a 17th century monk who lived in the Abbey of Hautvillers (North-eastern France).
Moet and Chandon (Co-Owner of LVMH, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA)
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (slightly more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir)
Graceful yet seductive, starting with a floral and fruity note that rapidly darkens into toasted notes. Imagine the aroma of a floral tea next to a toasted bread in front of you.
Linear profile with roundness of flavour that is creamy and silky, with a subtle accent of briny flavour of the sea. Overall, very lively and elegant on the palate.
WALNUT TOAST, FOIE GRAS TERRINE, GRATINATED FIGS, PERIGORD TRUFFLES
CANTELOUPE AT TROIKA SKY DINING, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU 2017
The crisp acidity and minerality of the champagne cuts through the rich and fatty foie gras perfectly, providing a beautiful balance of flavour in the mouth. If you are not a fan of foie gras, swap it with fried chicken and it works wonder too!
Truffle has a wild and earthy depth, the umami (the fifth taste they call it) enhances the minerality and acidity in the champagne. Certainly a refreshing combination.
HEART OF ARTICHOKE, CREME FRAICHE, POACHED EGG AT 65 DEGREES, SCOTTISH SMOKED SALMON, TOPPED WITH CAVIAR
HOME COOK: DR VINCENT TAN
Caviar x Champagne – considered as the quintessential match. The rich and salty character of Caviar enhances the body in the champagne. One of the best treat for a memorable event/celebration!
To wrap it up, if you are planning to pop a champagne (which you actually shouldn’t ‘pop’ a good bottle of champagne, I’ll explain why in the next article), ditch the flute and use a white wine glass instead to fully enjoy and appreciate the bouquet of champagne. That’s all for now, till next time!