2013 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne

$329.95
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"A driven and serious DP with aromas of chalk biscuits apricot stones and lemons. Some spice and dried flowers too. So sleek and sophisticated. Elegant. Yet it’s long and powerful with a sharp minerality. Tight and precise. Reminds me of bottles from the 1980s such as 1988. It really takes off. Disgorged October 2021. Drinkable on release in January 2023 but better in a couple of years. A DP for the cellar.” James Suckling

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Vincent Chaperon
Vintage:
2013
Aging:
10 years
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
51% Chardonnay 49% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
12.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
95+
Score Wine Spectator:
96
SKU #:
1051467
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS98

James Suckling

A driven and serious DP with aromas of chalk, biscuits, apricot stones and lemons. Some spice and dried flowers, too. So sleek and sophisticated. Elegant. Yet, it’s long and powerful, with a sharp minerality. Tight and precise. Reminds me of bottles from the 1980s, such as 1988. It really takes off. Disgorged October 2021. Drinkable on release in January 2023, but better in a couple of years. A DP for the cellar.

WS96

Wine Spectator

Vivid acidity and a chalky underpinning make a crystalline frame for finely detailed notes of ripe melon, mandarin orange, toasted brioche and candied ginger in this harmonious Champagne, which is expressive and expansive on the palate, but with a sense of finesse and restraint. Long and creamy on the mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2037.

WA95+

Wine Advocate

Disgorged in October last year, the 2013 Dom Pérignon is a lovely wine, defined by the long, cool growing season. Offering up aromas of crisp stone fruit, tangerine oil, buttered toast, pear, almonds and clear honey, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with bright acids and a pillowy, enveloping profile, concluding with a long, saline finish. Vincent Chaperon recalls that shatter at fruit set moderated yields and that a drying east wind in the weeks before harvest helped to maintain the good sanitation necessary to wait to pick at full maturity.