Whilst were all in a wine tasting mood, can any advise me on a few bottles, I have 6 bottles of Dom Perignon 1996 vintage & 6 bottles of 96 Bollinger, each individually boxed. I have owned them a few years now, but have never got around to deaming an occaision suitable for opening.
I have read several sites that advise to "drink now" but others which have suggested to keep it still longer.
So, crack em open soon, or save them for something special?
You son of a gun! Now I'm not a great fan of DP, but the 96! Fantastic champagne. Some say its still a little young but you can drink it now. It will age and age, in the right conditions. At a DP seminar I tried the 1982....very nice. They do change with age. Losing the primary fruit and developing more earthy/mushroomy/nutty characters. Depends on what you like.
The Bolly is a superb champagne too....very deep and rich...almost marmitey. Fantastic......I'm very jealous
If you have a top quality fish and chip shop near you, try a bottle of DP with it. Sheer decadence