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  • Country ranking ?

    1 049
  • Producer ranking ?

    120
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds

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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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

27 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full, Straw and Clear

ending

Long, Smooth and Lingering

flavors

Toasty, Honey, Truffles, Apricot, Vanilla and Mineral

nose

Intense, Refined, Seductive and Complex

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Well-Integrated, Multi-dimensional, Mature, Medium-bodied, One-dimensional, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Excellent and Intelligent

Written Notes

Relatively weak nose with slightly toasted elements. The taste is fruity and good, but the wine hardly holds up its label. Big bottle variation, where certain bottles have a strongly toasted bouquet.
  • 88p

A fine bead, delicate and persistent, forming a creamy mousse, within a rainbow of hues that range between platinum, snow gold and tawny amber. Fresh, crystalline and sharp, the nose reveals a unique vegetal, aquatic world, with hints of white pepper and gardenia. The wine's maturity then makes a gentle appearance before exhaling peaty accents. In the mouth, the attack is direct, a prelude to a lusty roundness that seems to curl up like a plant. The notes of anis and dried ginger glide over fruit skins (pear and mango), creating an effect that is more tactile than fleshy. The finale stretches out and then comes to rest, calm, mature and diffuse. An ineffable charm has made itself felt, with no effect on the wine's integrity.

  • 95p
Golden, amber hue, tiny bubbles. Lemon candy, yellow plums. Light and soft as velvet, nuanced, flirting, transparent, with a creamy texture. A touch bitter in the finish. Very elegant, but does it lack a bit? My fellow tasters was kinder than me..... 90
  • 90p
Oeil: vieil or, Amber, bubbles invisible, viscosity medium (champagne standard). No tears Nose: gingerbread, stewed of very ripe fruits. Aromes Maggie. Bouche: mousse gone,light and mellow wine with lingering gingerbread, ripe apricot, finish with spices (cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla beans) Goof for the aromas experience. 89 Pts
  • 89p
Amazing bottle! The first impression was somewhat hesitative – is there any energy left as there was hardly no bubbles detected. In the mouth the wine did not explode but showed good structure with some delicate bubbliness. The taste was however intense and the aftertaste immensely lingering making me take another zip and another one. Zip after zip the wine showed more and more life in it, even the less apparent effervescence became more prominent. Wonderful champagne! Two-Michelin star chef Hans Välimäki said he associated the flavours to potatos and black truffle, which made him think of dish prepared on these! How about potato veloute with black truffles?
  • 97p
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1970  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Nice flight - 1971 a killer this time!"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1970  ( Moët & Chandon )

"1969 was amazing 98p and 1934 runnerup with 97p. "

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"Great tasting, the best vintage was 1971."

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 Essi Avellan MW , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1970  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Good bottles, Edward (and Romsku)"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1970  ( Moët & Chandon )

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

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