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  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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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".

AN ACT OF CREATION TO REFLECT THE VISION OF DOM PÉRIGNON
It begins with a vision: Dom Pérignon’s creative ambition strives towards harmony as a source of emotion.
All creative processes have their constraints. Dom Pérignon's constraint is the vintage. Dom Pérignon can only be produced from the harvest of a single year. Dom Pérignon is one and indivisible.

Its Vintages express themselves fully into three dimensions:
The year: the character of the seasons;
The Plénitudes: evolution by successive windows of expression on the way of the long maturation on lees;
The colour: white or rosé.

Can one single glass be created to fully express the champagne across years, Plénitudes and colors? Thus guarantee the best tasting experience: on the eye, on the nose and on the palate. Dom Pérignon chose to take on this challenge with the experience of Richard Geoffroy, passing on its intangible legacy to its successor, Vincent Chaperon, and the savoir-faire of Maximilian Riedel, CEO of Riedel, and 11th generation of the family.

THE CHAMPAGNE DEFINES THE SHAPE OF THE GLASS
The Riedel glass tradition dates back to 1673 in Bohemia, but Claus Riedel, 9th generation, was the first to create purely functional glasses directly inspired by the Bauhaus movement: form follows function. Since the end of the 1950s, the company Riedel has consistently created the best possible glasses to highlight the qualities of complex wines in the nose and mouth. Today, its founding principle is that the wine alone defines the final shape of the glass, and no preconceived design or trend should intervene in its elaboration.

A TRANSCENDENT FORM FOR A HARMONIOUS EXPERIENCE
The “Dom Pérignon” glass came to life in a creative process that unfolded over the course of a year. The new glass emerged through numerous tastings and ultimately took form following critiques and refinements.

Riedel designed the “Dom Pérignon” glass to be in symbiosis with every Vintages of the House, shedding a light on the singularity of Dom Pérignon. Unfailingly true to Dom Pérignon’s vision, the new glass sets the stage for harmony by enhancing:
- Weight: substantial, yet with a certain lightness and ease, powerful but not forceful
- Flow: a tension, a “yin & yang” that enables the wine to express itself without exaggerating any dimension of its complexity
- Texture: continuous, seamless, tactile
- Finish: fruit-driven, encompassing both minerality and salinity

“The Dom Pérignon glass is magic, a success in both functionality and design. It feels very good in your hand and makes you even more excited about the Dom Pérignon in the fine glass.” said Riedel. The new “Dom Pérignon” glass will be used for all Dom Pérignon tastings and experiences, as well at selected partners locations. It is also available for consumer purchase on Clos19 or Riedel website.

Dom Pérignon Glass by Riedel

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Wine Information

DOM PÉRIGNON
VINTAGE 1964

THE HARVEST
Grape picking began September 16th after a very fine, hot, dry summer.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

55 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full, Straw and Healthy

ending

Long, Smooth, Gentle and Acidic

flavors

Toasty, Coffee, Mineral, Blueberry, Vanilla and Plum

nose

Mature, Complex, Refined and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Complex, Well-Integrated, Tired, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Fine

Written Notes

The 1964 Dom Perignon was a touch pinchy and weedy at first, but the bread, butter and honey came and joined the party shortly. No bubbles but great White Burgundy, Bernard insisted. There were citrus, dust and straw edges and a touch of the cat’s meow (pee) that crept out in the glass. It was still excellent, but definitely better a decade prior when it blew me away after being re-released, or perhaps that was just this bottle (94).

  • 94p
Believe it or not, but the '64 may even be a touch sharper than the '66. The winner of a tasting with twelve of the best vintages from Dom Pérignon, Krug, and Bollinger. This wine combined the big nutty tones of age with young acidity and fresh attack. The wine has every-thing, where the butterscotch taste is separated from the fruit and nut aromas. This butterscotch taste remains all the way and makes up the entire, exceptionally long, aftertaste. One of my three winners at the big Millennium Tasting at Villa Pauli. Since then, never really as impressive.
  • 97p
Bright, golden colour with slow, small, pearl necklace bubbles. Very delicate, complex and youthful nose. Distinctive lovely aromas of toastiness, roasted coffee, toffee, creaminess, and dried fruits. Very crisp and dry on palate with rich mousse. Medium-bodied champagne with moderately intense dried fruit flavours with rich mineral tones. Long lingering finish is greatly balanced, elegant and silky in style. One of the richest style Dom Pérignon ever made.
  • 94p
Pale amber, pink hue, again this young feel, young as in the 66. Similar style as well, but this with more lemon candy and a touch of caramel, just to make it slightly more fat. Superb texture, superb acidity, layered, complex, stunning length. 98
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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