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    118
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • 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 1993

DOM PÉRIGNON
VINTAGE 1993

THE HARVEST
A vintage characterised by its precocity. Despite very average temperatures, the summer was remarkable both for its amount of sunshine and the drought which lasted until the harvest began



TASTING NOTES

On the nose
Opens with notes of red-fleshed peaches, rapidly evolving to cashew nuts and dried herbs.
This aromatic experience finishes on a note of lightly toasted brioche.

On the palate
Well-orchestrated, precise and full-bodied tastes. The initial density becomes creamy, while the long finish ends on a note of glazed citrus fruit.


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Latest Pro-tasting notes

20 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Gold and Clear

ending

Long, Smooth and Flavorful

flavors

Vanilla, Toasty, Buttery, Coffee, Citrus and Honey

nose

Open, Complex, Seductive and Round

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Good texture, Well-Integrated, Developing, Light, Elegant, Toasty, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Well-rounded and Sophisticated

Written Notes

Minty and elegant with an underlying exotic fleshiness. Fine mineral note and stringency. Delicious, sweet finish. It would be fun to taste beside the somewhat weaker '92. The coffee notes and richness began to appear at nine years of age. Very nutty and nice in magnums.
  • 90p
It lacked the purity of fruit of the .95 and .96, with more earthy, weedy and bready aromas that seemed stale by comparison. There was a little more mature honey as well, but that aroma was secondary. Justin called it .really light with a clover bordering on stale bread crumbs.. We concurred that it was funky, but not a good funky, more like a white guy funky. There was no front palate, and the backside was ok but had a touch of musty flavors. There was some structure but it was a one-dimensional wine, and it got disturbingly celeric on the palate
  • 87p

The wine pours a somewhat light golden color with hints of amber. Legs are thin and there is not much carbonation in the wine, which is kind of expected for a wine at 23 years of age. On the nose, this champagne is quite focused with respectable concentration. The bouquet consists of coconuts, citrus, toasty brioche, nuts and a touch of sugarcane. While the nose does excel to a certain degree, the palate is quite the opposite. It is feminine, soft and supple but lacks power. Perhaps this is due to the age, or the vintage, I do not know. To me it is a wine of guile and not of assertiveness. Minerality and acidity dominated the core, and just like the nose, the tastes revolve around citrus, tropical fruits and yeast. Finish is somewhat smoky with acceptable length and complexity for a wine of this stature. There even is a bit of umami in the end to boot. But then again, I cannot find that distinct cut or precision which I often like in champagnes. While this is delicious, it is not the style for me. Also, it is certainly time to drink up now as additional aging may only lead to oxidation at this point. 91

  • 91p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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91p
 Michael Chan, Wine Blogger (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

The wine pours a somewhat light golden color with hints of amber. Legs are thin and there is not much carbonation in the wine, which is kind of expected for a wine at 23 years of age. On the nose, this champagne is quite focused with respectable concentration. The bouquet consists of coconuts, citrus, toasty brioche, nuts and a touch of sugarcane. While the nose does excel to a certain degree, the palate is quite the opposite. It is feminine, soft and supple but lacks power. Perhaps this is due to the age, or the vintage, I do not know. To me it is a wine of guile and not of assertiveness. Minerality and acidity dominated the core, and just like the nose, the tastes revolve around citrus, tropical fruits and yeast. Finish is somewhat smoky with acceptable length and complexity for a wine of this stature. There even is a bit of umami in the end to boot. But then again, I cannot find that distinct cut or precision which I often like in champagnes. While this is delicious, it is not the style for me. Also, it is certainly time to drink up now as additional aging may only lead to oxidation at this point. 91

5m 14d ago

90p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Minty and elegant with an underlying exotic fleshiness. Fine mineral note and stringency. Delicious, sweet finish. It would be fun to taste beside the somewhat weaker '92. The coffee notes and richness began to appear at nine years of age. Very nutty and nice in magnums."

1y 5m ago

87p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

" It lacked the purity of fruit of the .95 and .96, with more earthy, weedy and bready aromas that seemed stale by comparison. There was a little more mature honey as well, but that aroma was secondary. Justin called it .really light with a clover bordering on stale bread crumbs.. We concurred that it was funky, but not a good funky, more like a white guy funky. There was no front palate, and the backside was ok but had a touch of musty flavors. There was some structure but it was a one-dimensional wine, and it got disturbingly celeric on the palate"

1y 6m ago

89p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Slightly corked bottle. :("

4y 3m ago

96p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Last wine of the year.. :) "

4y 8m ago

95p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1993  ( Moët & Chandon )

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

5y 9m ago

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