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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 1985

The year 1985 was exceptional in its weather conditions and allowed the grapes to open well and to be picked from 30th September in ideal conditions.

Comments of Cellar Master Dominique Foulon (Oct 1991):

On the nose: Intensely floral attack that soon gives way to characteristics of acacia honey and lightly preserved fruits.

On the palate: Lots of fullness and vinosity. Characteristcs of figs and raisins predominate then give way to notes of undergrowth.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Healthy

ending

Long, Lingering and Flavorful

flavors

Toasty, Coffee, Nutty, Honey, Vanilla and Bread

nose

Open, Complex, Fresh and Ripe

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low tannin, Balanced, Complex, Perfectly balanced, Medium-bodied, Round, Harmonious, Focused and Dry

Verdict

Faulty

Written Notes

Part One of our journey began on the plane, where we were able to provide our own inflight beverage service. We kicked things off with a 1985 Dom Perignon thanks to 12 Gauge. It was a classic bottle, as good as this vintage can get. There were aromas of vanilla, cream, nuts and sweet white sugar. Its palate was long and strong, and I wrote how this is the forgotten, great DP (96).
  • 96p
I was more impressed with this wine when it was launched than I am today. “Dom's” lovely coffee tones are there already, but the exhaust-fume note and mushroom aroma are toned down. The flavour is delicate and fruitily elegant, with a sophisticated smoothness and long aftertaste that remind me of toffee and oranges. The wine is now back in a shyly floral, creamy, elegant phase of its own. Super delightful.
  • 85p
The taste is corked. This wine is faulty.
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Part One of our journey began on the plane, where we were able to provide our own inflight beverage service. We kicked things off with a 1985 Dom Perignon thanks to 12 Gauge. It was a classic bottle, as good as this vintage can get. There were aromas of vanilla, cream, nuts and sweet white sugar. Its palate was long and strong, and I wrote how this is the forgotten, great DP (96)."

1y 4m ago

85p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"I was more impressed with this wine when it was launched than I am today. “Dom's” lovely coffee tones are there already, but the exhaust-fume note and mushroom aroma are toned down. The flavour is delicate and fruitily elegant, with a sophisticated smoothness and long aftertaste that remind me of toffee and oranges. The wine is now back in a shyly floral, creamy, elegant phase of its own. Super delightful."

1y 5m ago

95p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"The 1985 was in a much better spot and seemed to be a better Champagne than the 1990 actually. It was more honeyed and full of white chocolate and roses in the nose and had a great palate. There was tremendous verve and vim here; the ’85 had excellent vigor along with great balance and spine "

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 Juho Mayranpaa, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Slush continues"

4y 10m ago

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"So goes the Slush next wine Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 drinking so well already although as young as 2009!!"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1985  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Good! :)"

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