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  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    A rock oyster with a squeeze of ginger juice

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 2004

As I mentioned earlier, the year 2004 was marked by ease and generosity. The vine growth progressed regularly and effortlessly, blessed by clement weather. A cool month of August made way for a warm September, the last few weeks of dry heat contributing to the personality of the vintage. The harvest started on 24 September with grapes in perfect sanitary condition, displaying an excellent balance between ripeness and freshness.

 

Vintage 2004

 

The serenity of the growing season is reflected in the symbiotic harmony of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004. Our goal was merely to discern the natural potential of the vintage and prolong it through the assemblage. Upon tasting, Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 immediately seduces with its inviting and caressing texture. The intensity then goes crescendo, radiantly expanding into a firmer, denser character. The finish is racy and singular, its graceful gravitas the signature of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004.

I often compare vintages to sculptures: some, such as 2003, require to be expertly carved from the outside to refine and purify their structure; others develop outwards and need to be sculpted from the inside to sharpen their subtle dynamics. Such is the nature of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004.



Richard Geoffroy, Creator and Chef de Cave of Dom Pérignon since 1990

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

36 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light, Green-Yellow and Bright

ending

Long, Round and Smooth

flavors

Mineral, Toasty, Citrus, Creamy, White fruits and Vanilla

nose

Open, Rich and Complex

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Well-structured, Balanced, Good texture, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Round, Vigor, Fruity and Dry

Verdict

Impressive

Written Notes

Yet another masterpiece signed Richard Geoffroy. Unmistakable Dom Pérignon style with unparalleled silkiness throughout the palate and mouth experience. The mousse is worthy of its own chapter and elegance is striking. Nice minerality and floral notes with citrus overtones. Slightly short now, but time will fill in the small gaps in the beginning of life. Traditional roasted and fairly close to the 1983 vintage when I impressed tasted it for the first time at the same age as the 2004 vintage is in now.
  • 94p
Youthful lemon-green Refined, subdued nose with beautiful coffee and cream, vanilla, toast, flowers, and gunpowder Polished, light-weight yet intese palate with refreshing tension There is a superb mineral bite on the zappy, dry finish Tight and nervous with great potential 2015-2028 Playful and pleasing
  • 94p

Lean, focused and quite angular and detailed compared with the 2005 and 2006 vintages. There is wonderful tension between the minerally, citrus flavors and fresh acidity with just the right amount of autolysis/lees character to give it depth and length. A linear, terroir-driven style that is lovely to drink now but should age well.

  • 95p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Winemaker

RIchard Geoffroy

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass Time

30min

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2004  ( Moët & Chandon )

Lean, focused and quite angular and detailed compared with the 2005 and 2006 vintages. There is wonderful tension between the minerally, citrus flavors and fresh acidity with just the right amount of autolysis/lees character to give it depth and length. A linear, terroir-driven style that is lovely to drink now but should age well.

15d 23h ago

95p
 Samuel Gates / Wine dealer, Pro (Australia)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2004  ( Moët & Chandon )

A refined bead within a hue of spun gold. Cocoa and almond nose, evolving white fruit characters and engaging dried floral notes. Dom Perignon traces a remarkably fine line on the palate, defining the accord between suppleness and density of fruit. Its precision is extreme, chiselled and tactile. The fullness of its refined character lingers, focusing on the fruit, then gradually taking on more profoundness, holding its spice notes perfectly, intensively elegant.

3m 26d ago

94p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2004  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Yet another masterpiece signed Richard Geoffroy. Unmistakable Dom Pérignon style with unparalleled silkiness throughout the palate and mouth experience. The mousse is worthy of its own chapter and elegance is striking. Nice minerality and floral notes with citrus overtones. Slightly short now, but time will fill in the small gaps in the beginning of life. Traditional roasted and fairly close to the 1983 vintage when I impressed tasted it for the first time at the same age as the 2004 vintage is in now."

1y 2m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2004  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, elegant nose, fruity and complex. Fresh aidity, cool and tight mousse, nuanced, tight, leaner, needs air or better time in the cellar, very long and nuanced finish, creamy texture. 95"

1y 6m ago

94p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 2004  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Youthful lemon-green Refined, subdued nose with beautiful coffee and cream, vanilla, toast, flowers, and gunpowder Polished, light-weight yet intese palate with refreshing tension There is a superb mineral bite on the zappy, dry finish Tight and nervous with great potential 2015-2028 Playful and pleasing"

2y 2m ago

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