Luxury and Tradition: Dom Perignon

Luxury and Tradition: Dom Perignon

postNo other wine is as closely associated with celebration than Champagne.  Among the many cuvees in the region, perhaps the most synonomous with luxury and style is Dom Perignon. Produced by France’s largest Champagne house, Moet et Chandon, the wine is famously named after Dom Pérignon, a 17th-century cellarmaster at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Though accounts differ as to whether Dom Perignon was the actual creator of Champagne, he is certainly the spiritual godfather of the region, and introduced many innovative viticulture and winemaking techniques.

As a vintage champagne, Dom Perignon is only produced in the best years. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are carefully blended to highlight the specificity of the vintage. Moet et Chandon strives to create a Champagne with aromatic complexity, minerality, and freshness that lends the wine to prolonged aging. The 2005 Brut is delicate, elegant, and silky, with depth and nuance. The 2003 rose is a seductive and rich wine, full of ripe fruit and stony minerality that will continue to mature and evolve.

Perfect for the holiday season, as the ultimate hostess gift or as a special thank you, Dom Perignon will always and forever be in style.

The Wines of Dom Perignon

  • Dom Perignon 2005
  • Dom Perignon Rose 2003

303595 Points, Antonio Galloni

“The 2005 Dom Perignon opens with the classic Dom Perignon bouquet. Warm toasty notes meld into expressive fruit in a supple, silky Champagne endowed with stunning depth, nuance and complexity. Sweet floral notes add lift as the wine opens up in the glass. Overall, the 2005 is a relatively delicate, gracious DP, but what it lacks in depth it more than makes up with persistence and its open, totally inviting personality. Today it’s hard to see the 2005 making old bones, but it is a gorgeous wine to drink while the 2004 ages… All I can say is the 2005 is fabulous, especially in a vintage that required considerable sorting to eliminate rampant rot in the Pinots.”

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303695Points, Robert Parker

“Moet’s 2003 Brut Rose Dom Perignon exhibits both richness and robustness reflecting its torrid vintage, yet manages to stint neither on primary juiciness nor transparency to nuance, nor does it come off as at all heavy. Lightly cooked ripe strawberry and fig infused with rose hip, licorice, Ceylon tea, heliotrope and leather inform a delightfully forward nose and lush, effusively fruity palate. A tart and seedy edge to the strawberry serves for invigoration, and lobster shell reduction serves for mouthwatering salinity and somehow downright sweet animal savor. There is a hint of tannin, but it is fine-grained and suggestive of structural support. A long, seductively rich finish manages to harbor not just the immediately aforementioned virtues, but also a sense of transparency to floral and tea-like nuances and to virtually shimmering stoniness. This alluring and distinctive beauty should be worth following for at least the next half dozen years.”

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