From a ripe vintage, the 2009 Dom is all about pleasure, just begging for a lobster tail and drawn butter to transport you to Champagne nirvana. James Suckling lost his cool for it, noting “Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Bâtard-Montrachet.” Sold!
Quite literally the Godfather of modern winemaking, Dom Perignon was a monk who lived at the Abby of Saint Pierre d'Hautvillers in the mid 1600s. While he was mesmerized by the bubbles captured in sparkling wine he did not (contrary to popular belief) invent sparkling wine. He did however spend nearly 50 years of his as the Abby's Cellar Master employing the most modern and thoughtful winemaking techniques. His efforts to "make the best wine in the world" are so legendary that his name lives on in perpetuity. Today the wine house of Dom Perignon's Chef de Cave strives to honor the namesake by producing a wine that is revealing of the lands' very soul. He's got a great canvas to work with; the picturesque rolling hills of the Marne Valley are the stuff of dreams for Champagne winemakers. Champagnes that set the world standard… talk about a legacy!
There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029.
This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Bâtard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006. Drink now.