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    1 984
  • Producer ranking ?

    78
  • Decanting time

    5min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    scampi and caviar toasts

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 1966

DOM PÉRIGNON
VINTAGE 1966

THE HARVEST
Harvesting began on 22 September under good conditions, with perfectly healthy grapes.

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2012 2005 2000
976€ +41.4% 690€ +202.6% 228€ +132.7% 98€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long

flavors

Mineral

nose

Intense, Fresh, Opulent and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Complex, Fresh, Round and Rich

Written Notes

A completely wonderful wine that almost reduced a good friend of mine to tears. It is full of life and vigor. Similarities to Krug '66 are many. The nose is elusive and appetizing with lots of fruit aromas from apricot and peach to mango. Weak tones of chocolate, nuts, oak, and coffee are there too, of course. In the mouth one can perceive the finest marmalade and small uplifting bubbles. Majestic aftertaste.
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Fine looking magnum. Decanted 15 minutes. This is probably one of the most appealing Dom Pérignons at the moment. Very alive with a beautiful and intense structure. It has a fine, yeasty nose that is clean and fresh, yet has good richness and minerality. The palate is balanced between very stylish, intense fruit and a rounder creamy character. The mousse is fine and broad, and it has plenty of fresh acidity without being at all sharp. A wonderful champagne that offers real finesse and a long attractive ending.
  • 95p
Magnum
  • 96p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

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97p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1966  ( Moët & Chandon )

"A completely wonderful wine that almost reduced a good friend of mine to tears. It is full of life and vigor. Similarities to Krug '66 are many. The nose is elusive and appetizing with lots of fruit aromas from apricot and peach to mango. Weak tones of chocolate, nuts, oak, and coffee are there too, of course. In the mouth one can perceive the finest marmalade and small uplifting bubbles. Majestic aftertaste."

1y 5m ago

95p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1966  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Fine looking magnum. Decanted 15 minutes. This is probably one of the most appealing Dom Pérignons at the moment. Very alive with a beautiful and intense structure. It has a fine, yeasty nose that is clean and fresh, yet has good richness and minerality. The palate is balanced between very stylish, intense fruit and a rounder creamy character. The mousse is fine and broad, and it has plenty of fresh acidity without being at all sharp. A wonderful champagne that offers real finesse and a long attractive ending."

1y 9m ago

97p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1966  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Pale amber, feels young compared to some from the seventies, complex, refined, layered, enormous nose! Gorgeous mousse and texture, lively acidity, minerals, mature and at peak? Long. 97"

1y 9m ago

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