Original
89 Ratings
Dom Pérignon Champagne

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Vivid yellow. High-pitched, mineral-accented aromas of pear, Meyer lemon, quince and jasmine, with smoke and toasted grain qualities adding bass notes. Spicy, penetrating and pure, boasting impressive vivacity to its fresh orchard and citrus fruit flavors. Gains weight and breadth with air while maintaining vivacity, picking up a gingery nuance that carries through a long, smoky finish. I'd bet on this taut, youthful Champagne rewarding many more years of patience.

Winemaker's Notes

Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine then reveals airy, gentle richness before exhaling peaty scents. On the palate, the attack bursts forth, and matures into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of aniseed and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing.

The 2000 Brut Dom Perignon is a gorgeous, seductive wine that floats on the palate with remarkable grace. Toasty aromas meld into freshly cut flowers, apricots and pears, with sweet notes of mint and licorice that linger on the long finish. This perfumed, inviting Dom Perignon is elegance personified, and in this vintage the wine fully merits its lofty reputation.

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    Starts out round and plush, then the structure takes over. Light peach and berry flavors prevail as this plays out on the lingering finish. Give it a little time to integrate, but this should develop well. Best from 2009 through 2024. –BS Score 91 - Wine Spectator

    almost 4 years
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    snappy and dry. med bubbles. frequent. green apple and acidic. all Chardonnay. light metallic and herbal notes. mild fruit.

    over 4 years
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    Smooth, lightly bubbly and fruity, with a nice yeasty taste.

    over 3 years
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    crazy good, smooth with dry start and fruity finish

    over 4 years
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    light brioches great acid bright lean style

    about 5 years
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    drank with Steve and Paul for pride 2010

    about 5 years
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    출장후 귀국길의 시카고 공항에서 삼. 정경심 조국 교수 부부와 함께.

    4 months
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    Christmas celebration!

    over 3 years
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    ridiculous.

    about 4 years