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  • Country ranking ?

    536
  • Producer ranking ?

    45
  • Decanting time

    5min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    A gingery mole and langoustine

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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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Vintage 1982

One of the decade’s best vintages, which can be excellently enjoyed already now. The winter was cold and the spring cool. The cold weather moved the start of the growth season and enabled the vines to avoid spring frosts. The inflorescences, which bloomed in June, enjoyed perfect conditions. The warm and sunny weather continued through summer all the way until early September, when refreshing and needed rains arrived in the area. They saved the grapes from overmaturing. The result was an excellent vintage, which in addition to being high-quality was quantitatively one of the biggest harvests ever. The vintage was favorable especially for blanc de blancs. Stylistically, the wines are giving, heavy and rich in nuances. They are now at an excellent age, but can still endure maturing 5–7 years on the average. 

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

36 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive, Flavorful and Neutral

flavors

Honey, Toasty, Mineral, Nutty, Coffee and Citrus

nose

Pure, Charming, Complex and Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Well-structured, Good texture, Perfectly balanced, Mature, Full-bodied, Fresh, Fruity, Harmonious, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and nice but not special

Written Notes

Tasted a score of times since May 1988, this wine is easy to identify at blind tastings. It was developed relatively slowly and has an even quality from bottle to bottle. The complex nose has a perfect balance between the Pinot and the Chardonnay. Exhaust fumes, mushroom cream, orchid, and orange are some of the most obvious aromas in this medium-bodied Champagne. Time have been kind to this beauty.
  • 95p
Dom Pérignon is reputedly a wine that requires time to show its greatness. This 1982 was a great example of this and the potential of Dom Pérignon. This ripe however firm structured vintage produced a spectacular DP, which is only starting to open up. Developed crystal clear golden colour. Developing, creamy and tropical nose of nuts, honey and creamy toastiness. Ripe pronounced palate with tightly knit fruitiness and charming minerality. Stylishly steely and linear acidity promising a great future. Creamy and silky texture with great length and finesse. All the pieces are there for this great Dom Pérignon. Give it a decade more and it will excel.
  • 93p

A mature Champagne, this shows as much toast and cookie character as fruit, making it soft, ripe and delicious. The fruit moves toward tropical, with pineapple and peach flavors.

  • 94p

When Dom ages well, it becomes a generous, Montrachet-like white wine in its depth and complexity, with just a sparkling edge. Gorgeous, honeyed, biscuity beauty with a fairly long finish.

  • 96p

1982 Dom Perignon: Very nice nose of vanilla cake and lemon, followed by a big presence on the palate- mouth-filling, mature with yeasty bread, toast and a lychee note lingering into a long finish that is dominated by very pleasant and lively lemon creme. Very special stuff! This was surprisingly “big” for Dom, but perhaps the aging allowed the wine to evolve in this way. A fantastic start. We aren’t comparing bubbly, but I don’t think I’ve tasted any better. I’d give this a perfect score.

  • 100p
Golden, amber hue, tiny bubbles. Flint, minerals, lemon and apples, fresh and lively feel to it even if evolved aromas like nuts are appearing. Fresh acidity and creamy mousse, smoky caramel finish, giving Ilay assosiations. 94
  • 94p
Good looking normal size bottle, is in a perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is amber, and looking clear and medium. On the nose it is open, intense and complex. The taste is fresh, fruity, and dry, low alcohol content, and high in acidity, medium-bodied, with perfectly balanced, good texture structure and mature. On the palate it is layered and has apricot, bread, buttery, citrus, coffee, floral, mineral, mushrooms, perfumed and white fruits flavours. The finish is endless. This wine is excellent. I paid around 200-500€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 5-10€ years, decant at least 5min before tasting and not a good invest wine. Good value for money. I do recommend.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 97p
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon 1982  ( Moët & Chandon )

"DP 69 was amazing. still had great bubbles."

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