Dom Perignon 2000
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Even before rappers started waxing poetically on the bubbly beverage, Dom Pérignon was a well-known, well-regarded Champagne house even among people who only dreamed of tasting it. Hard to believe it’s named for a 17th century monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon,who is believed to have said upon his first sip of Champagne, "Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" You’ll taste anise, dried ginger, pear and mango as you toast to the one of winemaker’s greatest visionaries who became a household name. Dom Perignon is produced only in exceptional vintage years, so it’s hard to predict when the next one will be produced, but 2010 will yield a redesign of the iconic bottle, courtesy of Marc Newson.
Also try the 1996 Dom Pérignon Rosé, $400.