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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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Vintage 1971

Vintage 1971 by Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon
Chef de Cave

The 1971 harvest:
The year consisted of a cold, dry winter and spring frosts which affected a considerable part of the vineyard. Flowering in June took place in difficult, stormy conditions. The harvest began on 18 September.

On the Nose:
The wine is intense and incisive as well as complex. Fruit notes and roast, toasted and spicy aromas succeed each other and mingle, creating a bouquet evoking a certain restraint.

On the palate:
The sensation is one of remarkable freshness, structured, full and powerful. The finish is impressive, reminiscent of elegance, persistent vigour, with nuances of smoked wood and peppery vanilla.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

40 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Clear

ending

Long, Flavorful and Lingering

flavors

Toasty, Coffee, Mineral, Apricot, Honey and Nutty

nose

Intense, Seductive, Complex and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Concentrated, Multi-dimensional, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant and Dry

Verdict

Sophisticated and Impressive

Written Notes

All the older vintages of Dom Pérignon develop a clear tone of roasted coffee beans. The '71 is full of such aromas. The taste is slightly thinner than the '73 and without its walnut tones, but the aftertaste is actually longer. Better and more impressive almost every time I taste it.
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A gorgeous magnum of 1971 Dom Perignon was next, and it was about as good as it gets. Clean and so fresh, it was balanced, still young, yet just starting to show some traces of mature flavors. Bread, seltzer, minerals, light toast and nuts were all in harmony in this exquisite Champagne
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Magnum
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1971  ( Moët & Chandon )

"All the older vintages of Dom Pérignon develop a clear tone of roasted coffee beans. The '71 is full of such aromas. The taste is slightly thinner than the '73 and without its walnut tones, but the aftertaste is actually longer. Better and more impressive almost every time I taste it."

1y 5m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1971  ( Moët & Chandon )

"A gorgeous magnum of 1971 Dom Perignon was next, and it was about as good as it gets. Clean and so fresh, it was balanced, still young, yet just starting to show some traces of mature flavors. Bread, seltzer, minerals, light toast and nuts were all in harmony in this exquisite Champagne "

1y 9m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1971  ( Moët & Chandon )

"A magnum of 1971 Dom Perignon provided ample amplitude for the cocktail session. It was a clean and classy magnum, more wheaty than expected, but it still possessed signature white fruit. It was fresh and zippy, all one could ask for out of a magnum of this wine. I was a few minutes late arriving, so I didn’t have too much time with it (95M)."

4y 2m ago

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1971  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Deep golden, just some bubbles (could be the glass). Rich nose, still yeast undertone, fruit stones, brioche, touch of caramel on the nose. Fresh acidity, mousse is more or less gone, so it feels more winy than sparkling. Sweetish fruit, a lovely bottle even i've had it several times with more mousse, and therefore freshness. Good length. "

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1971  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Nice flight - 1971 a killer this time!"

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