Dom Perignon is a master at playing the waiting game. Not only is it one of the only champagne houses to release exclusively vintages, it often sets aside some of those vintages for further maturation just to see what might happen to them. If the wine passes muster, it is said to have reached its Second Plenitude. If it can be taken further, it will arrive at its Third Plenitude. All this is context for why the recently released 2003 Plenitude P2 is a wine worthy of the wait. The original vintage, born from particularly extreme weather, came out powerful and intense with a bright minerality. But an additional nine years of rest has given the P2 a renewed freshness, with a distinct nose of apricot and a bitter, saline finish. Excellent with shellfish.