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Dom Perignon has launched its first Oenotheque rose. The 1990 vintage Oenotheque rose will be the first mature vintage rose released by Dom Perignon, and will sit alongside the current vintage Oenotheque, as well as the Dom Perignon vintage and vintage rose. The wine is made from a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from Grand Cru sites in Ay, Bouzy and Cramant, and was disgorged in 2007. Speaking at the press launch in London, Dom Perignon Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy said that the wine’s equal blend made it perfect fit for the Oenotheque range. ‘When you reach 50/50 weighting, you know you’re in business. Everything is in balance.’ ‘The salient character of the wine is its duality. Weight and intensity. It’s a magnificent sum of great terroirs together
The new addition to the Oenotheque range is being made available 10 years after the original Oenotheque collection was released.
The 1990 vintage also marks Richard Geoffroy’s twenty years as Chef de Cave at Dom Perignon.
The Dom Perignon Oenotheque rose is due to be released in the UK in April and is expected to retail at £520 a bottle
Highland Park’s Orcadian limited edition series, the 1968, made from eight very special casks. The ambitious effort is being led by Highland’s Max McFarlane, and will feature another nine specialty releases through 2015.
Known for their incredible craftsmanship, the Orkney-based distiller confirms their attention to detail with the 1968 edition, boasting a complex bouquet of citrus and caramel tones. The palate reveals hints of ginger and cloves, as well as an oak-infused orange flavor balanced out by a trace of vanilla.
Available this spring, the spectacular 1968 will have a release of only 1,550 bottles, and will retail for $4,000.