97 points Vinous
I would not have thought it possible, but the 1985 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque Rosé (magnum) is even more striking than the original release. Here the extended time on the cork and magnum format seem to confer an extra degree of crystalline purity and nuance. There is plenty of depth and power, but accompanied by a sense of weightlessness that is impossible to miss. When all is said and done, the two 1985s aren’t that different from each other. Disgorged 2008. (AG) (5/2015)
94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Medium lemon-straw colour. Praline and toasted hazelnut aromas dominate the nose with nuances of lemon curd and butterscotch. The palate is very rich with decadently silken texture and a high level of refreshing acidity. Predominately yeasty, brioche flavours are supplemented by a subtle earthy/savoury character and some minerality. Long, mineral coated praline finish. (LPB) (3/2009)
Stored in a cooled climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Although the wine is from 1985, it was only bottled in December, 2008.
So the fill level is perfect, as well as capsule and cork.
Magnums of Œnothèque are INSANELY rare. Currently we have the only one for sale in the entire world..
“The Œnothèque label indicates that a Dom Pérignon vintage has reached either its second peak in maturity, with optimized intensity (15 to 20 years after harvest), or its third peak, with optimized complexity (after 30 years on the lees). It is only the cellar master who can determine when the wine has reached that optimal stage in its evolution, and only then will it be released as an Œnothèque.
“To guarantee its excellence, each and every Œnothèque bottle is tasted at disgorging by a Dom Pérignon winemaker” – From the Dom Pérignon website.