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  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • 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 1983

DOM PÉRIGNON VINTAGE 1983

THE HARVEST
The summer weather was hot and a few days of hard rain near the date of harvesting (26 September) did not jeopardize the excellent quality of the grape must.

TASTING NOTES
Golden colour with an amazing glint of green. The nose is complex and elegant. Initial toasty flavour, like toasted hazelnuts – then a suggestion of brioche and honey. On the palate, the attack is extraordinary, clean, one could even say well structured. Compact and solid on the palate. Fatty character and acidity seem perfectly balanced. Long finish, retaining freshness and even a subtle firmness, redolent of dried fruit.
Brilliance, purity. Pedigree and distinction. A sense of elegance and balance predominate.

Richard Geoffroy, 12 October 1994

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

25 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Pale

ending

Medium and Sharp

flavors

Smoky, Tobacco, Truffles, Honey, Vanilla and Apricot

nose

Youthful and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Complex, Medium-bodied, One-dimensional, Elegant, Harmonious and Dry

Written Notes

When newly released this wine had typical Dom Pérignon style! The wine has a style similar to many others, but once you have it in your glass there is no doubt as to the origin. The '83 has more orchid, mushroom cream, and diesel fumes than the '85, but fewer toasty tones. The Champagne is easy to drink and juicy, rather like chewing a sweet peach.The aroma has become problematic over the years, with tones like plastic and petroleum. The flavour is creamier and more florally refined nowadays, in a similar way to the 85.
  • 94p
nose was so honeyed and full of crème brulee that it gave a sinful impression. There was a touch of seltzer and minerals, but the 1983 was definitely living in plateau city. To me, this vintage signified crossing that bridge that Bernard alluded to earlier. Bernard was impressed with the freshness of the 1983. The palate had a woodsy edge but was still very smooth and caressing, with good seltzer vim to the finish. I concluded, .In a great spot right now..
  • 93p
Golden, tiny bubbles. Fresh, intense, brioche, coffee, orange marmalade. Fresh acidity, rich mousse, rich palate, more focused finish, leamon and salty seaweed. One of the best 83 DP bottles I've had.
  • 94p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"When newly released this wine had typical Dom Pérignon style! The wine has a style similar to many others, but once you have it in your glass there is no doubt as to the origin. The '83 has more orchid, mushroom cream, and diesel fumes than the '85, but fewer toasty tones. The Champagne is easy to drink and juicy, rather like chewing a sweet peach.The aroma has become problematic over the years, with tones like plastic and petroleum. The flavour is creamier and more florally refined nowadays, in a similar way to the 85."

1y 5m ago

93p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"nose was so honeyed and full of crème brulee that it gave a sinful impression. There was a touch of seltzer and minerals, but the 1983 was definitely living in plateau city. To me, this vintage signified crossing that bridge that Bernard alluded to earlier. Bernard was impressed with the freshness of the 1983. The palate had a woodsy edge but was still very smooth and caressing, with good seltzer vim to the finish. I concluded, .In a great spot right now.."

1y 6m ago

94p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Golden, tiny bubbles. Fresh, intense, brioche, coffee, orange marmalade. Fresh acidity, rich mousse, rich palate, more focused finish, leamon and salty seaweed. One of the best 83 DP bottles I've had. "

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Nice flight - 1971 a killer this time!"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( 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 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Great tasting, the best vintage was 1971."

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"some wines tasted the past 2 days... :D"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1983  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Millesimes event at Maloo's yacht was über nice."

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