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The Story

 At the end of the 17th Century, Dom Pierre Pérignon stated his ambition to create ‘the best wine in the world’.  On 29 September 1694, Dom Pierre Pérignon wrote that his mission was to create “the best wine in the world.” He dedicated himself to improving viticulture techniques, perfecting the art blending grapes from different crus, and introduced the gentle and fractional pressing to obtain white wine from black grapes.Ever since, the House of Dom Pérignon has perpetuated this visionary approach instilled by its founder, one that remains a hallmark of true luxury: the constant reinvention of the exceptional.

Under the creative leadership of cellar master Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon is reinvented with every vintage. The miraculous concept of assemblage – the delicate balance between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and the commitment to Vintage are instrumental in the act of creation, revealing the wine's extra soul. Precise and tactile to the point of seamlessness, tense through rhythm and vibrancy, vigorous and fresh yet mature, intense and complex – such is the sensual style of Dom Pérignon: so inviting, yet so mysterious...

The core of the blend are the eight historical Grands Crus, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil, plus the legendary Hautvillers Premier Cru. Dom Perignon also has the unique privilege of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus in Champagne. giving birth to Dom Perignon's highly intriguing contrast".

 

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Vintage 1964

DOM PÉRIGNON
VINTAGE 1964

THE HARVEST
Grape picking began September 16th after a very fine, hot, dry summer.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

51 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full, Straw and Healthy

ending

Long, Smooth, Gentle and Acidic

flavors

Toasty, Coffee, Mineral, Blueberry and Plum

nose

Mature, Complex, Refined and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Complex, Concentrated, Tired, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant, Dry and Silky tannins

Written Notes

We began our initial descent with a 1964 Dom Perignon, which had an herbal essence to it, along with the usual suspects of vanilla and white sugar. I found it very similar to the ’85 qualitatively, and Alexander The Great noted ‘caramel.’ It got a bit woodsy but still held its own (96).
  • 96p
Believe it or not, but the '64 may even be a touch sharper than the '66. The winner of a tasting with twelve of the best vintages from Dom Pérignon, Krug, and Bollinger. This wine combined the big nutty tones of age with young acidity and fresh attack. The wine has every-thing, where the butterscotch taste is separated from the fruit and nut aromas. This butterscotch taste remains all the way and makes up the entire, exceptionally long, aftertaste. One of my three winners at the big Millennium Tasting at Villa Pauli. Since then, never really as impressive.
  • 97p
Bright, golden colour with slow, small, pearl necklace bubbles. Very delicate, complex and youthful nose. Distinctive lovely aromas of toastiness, roasted coffee, toffee, creaminess, and dried fruits. Very crisp and dry on palate with rich mousse. Medium-bodied champagne with moderately intense dried fruit flavours with rich mineral tones. Long lingering finish is greatly balanced, elegant and silky in style. One of the richest style Dom Pérignon ever made.
  • 94p

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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88p
 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

This vintage of Dom Perignon really shows its age. The bubbles have pretty much dissipated, leaving an aged white wine behind. Sadly the fruit and flavors are fading with a touch of bitterness in the finish. For those who enjoy the oxidized, dried leafy flavors of old white will have no problems enjoying this wine but for many looking for more sparkle and bubbles, this wine will disappoint.

16d 6h ago

96p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"We began our initial descent with a 1964 Dom Perignon, which had an herbal essence to it, along with the usual suspects of vanilla and white sugar. I found it very similar to the ’85 qualitatively, and Alexander The Great noted ‘caramel.’ It got a bit woodsy but still held its own (96)."

1y 4m ago

97p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Believe it or not, but the '64 may even be a touch sharper than the '66. The winner of a tasting with twelve of the best vintages from Dom Pérignon, Krug, and Bollinger. This wine combined the big nutty tones of age with young acidity and fresh attack. The wine has every-thing, where the butterscotch taste is separated from the fruit and nut aromas. This butterscotch taste remains all the way and makes up the entire, exceptionally long, aftertaste. One of my three winners at the big Millennium Tasting at Villa Pauli. Since then, never really as impressive."

1y 5m ago

98p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Pale amber, pink hue, again this young feel, young as in the 66. Similar style as well, but this with more lemon candy and a touch of caramel, just to make it slightly more fat. Superb texture, superb acidity, layered, complex, stunning length. 98"

1y 9m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"The 1964 Dom Perignon had a much more mature color and nose but was still fresh. There was ‘an element of richness in the Dom not in the Moet.’ The palate was tasty and earthy with benevolent salt, soup and seawater flavors. There was more fruit here, and a nice kink of ginger ale developed as it opened (95)."

4y 6m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"A trio of Doms from the ‘60s were next, beginning with the 1966 Dom Perignon. Its nose was heavenly. It smelled like buttered sex with light toast, both in perfect harmony with its sunny, yellow fruit. The palate was excellent; yummy and long with more yellow fruits, although it felt a touch dry. It had a wheaty finish and dried out sooner than later, a function of the bottle more than the wine. Old Champagne is more volatile than any other category, it’s that any given Sunday thing (94)."

4y 6m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"A trio of Doms from the ‘60s were next, beginning with the 1966 Dom Perignon. Its nose was heavenly. It smelled like buttered sex with light toast, both in perfect harmony with its sunny, yellow fruit. The palate was excellent; yummy and long with more yellow fruits, although it felt a touch dry. It had a wheaty finish and dried out sooner than later, a function of the bottle more than the wine. Old Champagne is more volatile than any other category, it’s that any given Sunday thing (94)."

4y 6m ago

94p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Bright, golden colour with slow, small, pearl necklace bubbles. Very delicate, complex and youthful nose. Distinctive lovely aromas of toastiness, roasted coffee, toffee, creaminess, and dried fruits. Very crisp and dry on palate with rich mousse. Medium-bodied champagne with moderately intense dried fruit flavours with rich mineral tones. Long lingering finish is greatly balanced, elegant and silky in style. One of the richest style Dom Pérignon ever made."

4y 8m ago

92p
 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Dom Pérignon 1955 was the best of the evening!"

5y 11m ago

94p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Dompelipompeli 55 was awesome as well as the rosé 1996. "

6y 29d ago

97p
 Rene Dehn, Wine Dealer (Switzerland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1964  ( Moët & Chandon )

"so positively surprised a great Champagne.. follow 5 different food courses so well."

6y 1m ago

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