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  • Country ranking ?

    2 822
  • Producer ranking ?

    109
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Granadilla with a hint of Espelette pepper.

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 2000

Vintage 2000 by Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon
Chef de Cave

THE HARVEST
The year 2000 was warm, with cooler-than-average temperatures in the month of July and frequent storms that brought significant amounts of rain and hail. The initial tastings revealed that the Chardonnay grapes harvested last were supple, ample and complex. The Pinot Noir harvest was structured and offered great length.

On the nose:
Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine reveals a light, gentle maturity before exhaling peaty scents. On the palate, the attack bursts forth, before maturing into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of liquorice and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing. An indefinable je ne sais quoi, never upsetting the integrity of the wine, has worked its charm.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

31 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light

ending

Medium, Round and Sharp

flavors

Toasty and Coffee

nose

Youthful, Pure, Complex and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

Perfectly balanced, Balanced, Complex, Mature, Full-bodied, Round, Rich, Ripe and Dry

Written Notes

It is always a trifle hazardous to express an opinion with too much cocksureness with regard to celebrities that have only recently been disgorged. I still believe that I can establish the fact that this is scarcely a great Dom Pérignon but rather only an enjoyable and pleasant ditto. The toasting is up to now absent and the floweriness characteristic of the vintage dominates the aroma with tones of geranium and gardenia. In the mouth there are the usual silkiness and roundness with undertones of mango and grenadine. Mature fruitiness lies softly far back on the palate when one has swallowed.
  • 92p
Pale lemon, tiny bubbles, flint and smoke, over mature feel of fruit, minerals, and yellow plums. Rich texture, good acidity, slightly bitter, almost beery finish, good length. 91
  • 91p
Was not sure that the bottle I acquired was properly stored all the time, but it was just a perfect bottle of DP in the beginning of the plateau, and it exceeded my expectations.
  • 96p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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92p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

"It is always a trifle hazardous to express an opinion with too much cocksureness with regard to celebrities that have only recently been disgorged. I still believe that I can establish the fact that this is scarcely a great Dom Pérignon but rather only an enjoyable and pleasant ditto. The toasting is up to now absent and the floweriness characteristic of the vintage dominates the aroma with tones of geranium and gardenia. In the mouth there are the usual silkiness and roundness with undertones of mango and grenadine. Mature fruitiness lies softly far back on the palate when one has swallowed."

1y 5m ago

91p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Pale lemon, tiny bubbles, flint and smoke, over mature feel of fruit, minerals, and yellow plums. Rich texture, good acidity, slightly bitter, almost beery finish, good length. 91
"

1y 9m ago

96p
 Anton Panasenko / Best Sommelier of Russia 2003, Pro (Russia)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Was not sure that the bottle I acquired was properly stored all the time, but it was just a perfect bottle of DP in the beginning of the plateau, and it exceeded my expectations. "

4y 8m ago

93p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

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

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 Emma Kaukoranta, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Nice wines :)"

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94p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

"La tache 51 was superb as well as Krug Clos du Mesnil and Bolly VVF."

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94p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2000  ( Moët & Chandon )

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

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