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    104
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  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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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Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive, Pure and Sharp

flavors

Toasty, Apricot, Honey, Creamy, Glycerin and Nutty

nose

Complex, Opulent, Refined and Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Low in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Low tannin, Balanced, Well-structured, Concentrated, Developing, Medium-bodied, One-dimensional, Focused, Fresh, Round, Dry and Drying tannins

Verdict

Well made and Transparent

Written Notes

A 1969 Dom Perignon had the classic granulated sugar in its near-perfect nose. It was mature yet still fresh and young. The palate was long and spritely, with superb acidity and great, grainy flavors. Bobby also admired its ‘clean and young’ qualities. It was a great bottle.

  • 96p
The last vintage in oak barrels. Lighter than many of the old vintages of Dom Pérignon I have tasted, with a sensual acacia honey nose and the usual hint of coffee. It dances in the mouth. Almost Blanc de Blancs in style. Long, pure aftertaste.
  • 96p

Golden with orange hue, small bubbles. Mature, some oxidation and not as fres as the last bottle, yellow apples, nuts, fat and minerals. Nice mousse, elegant, fresh acidity, oxidized lemons, getting more sherryish with air, dies a bit in the glass and needs constant refreshing with wine from the bottle to try to keep up. 87

  • 87p

I am a big fan of aged Dom Perignon and a champagne this old has to be enjoyed as much like a still white wine as a sparkling. The bubbles have disappeared to about half its strength so it is lightly sparkling. The palate is buttery, creamy and filled with biscuits and toast. There is still minerality, freshness and lift. A delicious champagne if you can find it!

  • 94p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1969  ( Moët & Chandon )

"What a tasting DP 73 was delightful as well as the 69 :P"

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 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1969  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Nice flight - 1971 a killer this time!"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1969  ( Moët & Chandon )

"1969 was amazing 98p and 1934 runnerup with 97p. "

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1969  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Great tasting, the best vintage was 1971."

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1969  ( Moët & Chandon )

"DP 69 was amazing. still had great bubbles."

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