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  • Country ranking ?

    943
  • Producer ranking ?

    33
  • Decanting time

    5min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    A gingery mole and langoustine

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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33 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive, Flavorful and Neutral

flavors

Honey, Toasty, Mineral, Nutty, Coffee and Citrus

nose

Pure, Charming, Complex and Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Well-structured, Good texture, Perfectly balanced, Mature, Full-bodied, Fresh, Fruity, Harmonious, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Sexy

Written Notes

Tasted a score of times since May 1988, this wine is easy to identify at blind tastings. It was developed relatively slowly and has an even quality from bottle to bottle. The complex nose has a perfect balance between the Pinot and the Chardonnay. Exhaust fumes, mushroom cream, orchid, and orange are some of the most obvious aromas in this medium-bodied Champagne. Time have been kind to this beauty.
  • 95p
Dom Pérignon is reputedly a wine that requires time to show its greatness. This 1982 was a great example of this and the potential of Dom Pérignon. This ripe however firm structured vintage produced a spectacular DP, which is only starting to open up. Developed crystal clear golden colour. Developing, creamy and tropical nose of nuts, honey and creamy toastiness. Ripe pronounced palate with tightly knit fruitiness and charming minerality. Stylishly steely and linear acidity promising a great future. Creamy and silky texture with great length and finesse. All the pieces are there for this great Dom Pérignon. Give it a decade more and it will excel.
  • 93p

When Dom ages well, it becomes a generous, Montrachet-like white wine in its depth and complexity, with just a sparkling edge. Gorgeous, honeyed, biscuity beauty with a fairly long finish.

  • 96p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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Dom Pérignon Rosé

Dom Pérignon Rosé P3

Grand Vintage

Grand Vintage Collection

Grand vintage rosé

MCIII

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96p
 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

When Dom ages well, it becomes a generous, Montrachet-like white wine in its depth and complexity, with just a sparkling edge. Gorgeous, honeyed, biscuity beauty with a fairly long finish.

16d 6h ago

100p
 Michael Jones, Wine Blogger (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

1982 Dom Perignon: Very nice nose of vanilla cake and lemon, followed by a big presence on the palate- mouth-filling, mature with yeasty bread, toast and a lychee note lingering into a long finish that is dominated by very pleasant and lively lemon creme. Very special stuff! This was surprisingly “big” for Dom, but perhaps the aging allowed the wine to evolve in this way. A fantastic start. We aren’t comparing bubbly, but I don’t think I’ve tasted any better. I’d give this a perfect score.

7m 16d ago

95p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Tasted a score of times since May 1988, this wine is easy to identify at blind tastings. It was developed relatively slowly and has an even quality from bottle to bottle. The complex nose has a perfect balance between the Pinot and the Chardonnay. Exhaust fumes, mushroom cream, orchid, and orange are some of the most obvious aromas in this medium-bodied Champagne. Time have been kind to this beauty."

1y 5m ago

93p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Dom Pérignon is reputedly a wine that requires time to show its greatness. This 1982 was a great example of this and the potential of Dom Pérignon. This ripe however firm structured vintage produced a spectacular DP, which is only starting to open up. Developed crystal clear golden colour. Developing, creamy and tropical nose of nuts, honey and creamy toastiness. Ripe pronounced palate with tightly knit fruitiness and charming minerality. Stylishly steely and linear acidity promising a great future. Creamy and silky texture with great length and finesse. All the pieces are there for this great Dom Pérignon. Give it a decade more and it will excel."

1y 9m ago

94p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Golden, amber hue, tiny bubbles. Flint, minerals, lemon and apples, fresh and lively feel to it even if evolved aromas like nuts are appearing. Fresh acidity and creamy mousse, smoky caramel finish, giving Ilay assosiations. 94"

1y 9m ago

94p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

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

5y 10m ago

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