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    30min
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    now - 2030
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The luminous sweetness of tropical fruit – green mango, melon, pineapple – instantly shines. It then cedes to more temperate notes, the tingle of orange zest, the mist of a mandarin orange. The wine breathes, revealing its freshness. The bloom after the rain. A tactile sensation of peony, jasmine and lilac.

The wine immediately imposes its ample presence, full and massive. A sappy sensation dominates as the tactile is rapidly overtaken by the aromatic. The body unfolds: generous, firm and controlled. Then it contracts, letting the wine vibrate with spices and pepper.

The energy is sustained to a scintillating, saline finish.

 

LENNY KRAVITZ NAMED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DOM PÉRIGNON

Dom Pérignon is proud to announce the appointment of Lenny Kravitz as Creative Director. In the collaboration’s first year, Kravitz takes on this role through the lens of photographer, shooting an inspiring collection of photographs for “Assemblage”, his photo exhibition inspired by Dom Pérignon.  

Lenny Kravitz and Dom Pérignon have the power to unify, to create a unique assemblage. For his “assemblage”, the artist brought together truly singular personalities from different worlds, disciplines and generations: Zoë Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Alexander Wang, Abbey Lee, Benjamin Millepied, and Hidetoshi Nakata. Assemblage is the spark triggered by the encounter between these icons.

 

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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".

 

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Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 was a bold wager, the fruit of an unwavering commitment to expressing nature, coupled with the freedom that makes audacious endeavors possible. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 is a wager that has been won thanks to inspiration and to the mastery that comes from experience.

The passage of time has revealed the grandeur of this vintage of which Dom Pérignon is among the very few to bear witness.

 

In this harmony, Dom Pérignon plays out its aesthetic and sensorial values: precision, intensity, touch, minerality, complexity and completeness, a way of embracing and sustaining the note. Every creative process faces constraints. For Dom Pérignon, this means always a vintage wine. An unyielding commitment to express the grapes of a single and the same year, whatever the challenges, even if this means accepting that in some years a vintage will not be declared.

Time is an integral part of the Dom Pérignon equation. The time for maturation on the lees, in the darkness of the cellars, allowing each vintage to flourish. For Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010, this slow metamorphosis demanded nearly a decade.

 

Two superposed landscapes unfold simultaneously on the nose, an English garden after the rain and a tropical grove. Floral freshness and luminous softness fuse to reveal the vitality of sap surging from earthy depths.

The scent affirms itself on the palate, tracing a solid, welcoming presence. Amplitude, generosity and firmness compose a harmonious balance, accompanied by a peppery vibration until the silvery reverberations of a lustrous finish. The striking contrasts of this perilous year seem to express themselves with unexpected assurance and modesty, swaying with surprising serenity.

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Vintage 2010

“Over the weekend of September 4-5, despite nobody in Champagne yet having any concerns, we had an intuition that we might have to sacrifice part of the harvest in order to save the best parcels and try to make a Dom Pérignon vintage.” Vincent Chaperon, Chef de Cave

2010. Winter was rigorous, spring dry and late. After a particularly sunny decade, such freshness was surprising. Summer was hot, but not excessively so. Then, two days of diluvian rain brought this ideal trajectory to a halt. In just a few days, botrytis mold developed on the grapes, mainly on the pinot noir.

This triggered a race against the clock. The grapes were not yet fully mature, but a decision had to be made – and made quickly.
Dom Pérignon deployed its full resources to trace a precise map delimiting the maturity and health of each parcel in its vineyards. This expert vision of the situation gave us the possibility of saving excellent plots of pinot noir grapes. But every minute counted, and the challenge of declaring a vintage was on...

 

The grape picking was drastic and the sacrifices painful. Dom Pérignon decided to focus exclusively on the grapes the botrytis had spared. Each day, specific parcels were selected and the grapes meticulously sorted, based on discerning observations and an intimate knowledge of the terroir.

Executed with great precision, this inspired decision proved correct. When the vendange was over, a portion of the harvest had been lost, but the pinot noir grapes that had been saved wereabsolutelyglorious.

They echoed the chardonnay grapes, which had benefited from a complete maturation. They showed richness, concentration and balance – actually the best in the past 30 years.

Once assembled, the two grape varieties were intense, yet balanced in both structure and texture, dialoguing in complete unison. The challenge was met, and Dom Pérignon declared a vintage quite literally“savedfromthewaters”.

 

With the lowest temperatures since 1996, the first part of the year contrasted with the entire decade. Winter frosts and a cool spring were reminders of the vineyard’s northerly latitude. The summer was hot, but not excessively so, and infrequent rain confirmed a particularly dry year. Suddenly, in mid-August, everything changed. The equivalent of two months of rain fell in just two days. With the heat and the water, maturation was fast and generous, but the harvest began with botrytis mold attacking the pinot noir grapes. As in 1995, the grapes had an elevated balance, at the same time sweet and acidic, but some parcels had to be left out and others sorted in order to bring out the best in a vintage rich in contrasts.

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There are not many 2010 vintages champagnes declared, but Dom Pérignon did, and for a good reason - it is excellent. Very fresh, elegant and complex developing nose. Tropical fruit, smokines with cream and ripe pear aromas. Well rounded, crisp acidity with strong mineral structure form a firm backbone to this generous champagne, which has creamy intense taste and long unique finish.

Lots of personality around - already very drinkable with great potential for further 10-25 years ageing.

  • 96p

This is a wine that risks being misjudged dueto the slightly unknown reputation of the vintage. I think a lot of people will jump straight from the classically cool, elegant 2008 to 2012, but please don't! This is a wonderful wine right from the start with a much longer joyful life ahead of them than most people would expect.

The problem with the vintage is related to colossal rainfall on August 15th and 16th which caused problems with botrytis. If you, like Dom Pérignon's eminent team, accepted 20% lower harvest withdrawals and had ice in the stomach and harvested their pinot noir a few weeks later and also concentrated their selection on the steepest slope with good drainage, you could create magically fine wines with impressively high stats. The maturity and concentration of this wine is extremely impressive and the acidity is significantly higher than that experienced on the tongue.

Here is a richness and natural sweetness even though the dosage is only 5.3 grams / liter. Bouzy, Mailly and, above all, the rocky critical Verzenay have been given more room than usual to compensate and balance up the Burgundian sun-ripened chardonnay that was used when the cuvée was created. This wonderful wine is very reminiscent of how the legendary ’82 performed at launch. The scent is extremely generous and rich in deliciously inviting notes of roasted coffee beans, orange chocolate, nougat, mandarin, lily plants, freshly baked baguette and madeleine cookies. At the same time, there are exciting darker overnotes of mushroom cream, undergrowth and petroleum-like features of diesel fumes.

The taste is impressively full with a super concentrated sweet & fruity boost with elements of both exotic fruits, sweet citrus and peach. This wealth is embedded as usual in a seamless cocoon of silky texture with fine depth. Notice that the finish is paradoxically fresh with a little tannin that guarantees that this mighty wine will hold up very well in the cellar despite already showing impressive maturity with striking aromatic similarities to the 1998 P2.’

  • 95p

I loved how in his 28 years at Dom Perignon Richard Geoffroy always praised the surprise element, he insisted on Dom Perignon to keep on surprising us. And with the 2010 he and Vincent Chaperon have done it again! The very first surprise is making Dom Perignon on a year like that, a year when very few vintages were crafted. The next surprise is the wine, but you’ll have to taste it for yourself! To me it shamelessly shows off with Dom Perignon’s peerless resources and is a tour de force of their constantly further-perfected winemaking. A super smart wine from a troubled harvest. Gorgeous, amply toasty and smoky nose, still holding back. The fruit is impeccably crisp and appetising. But the palate carries the best surprises. Such volume and generosity but look at the acidity kicking in. Superbly saline and perfectly pristine finish, leaving the mouth satisfyingly refreshed, yet yearning for more! And I have the feeling that this is a Dom Perignon that will keep on giving.” 95-97points

  • 97p

The 2010 Dom Pérignon is already expressive, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp green apple, peach, iodine, freshly baked bread, orange oil and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, it's soft and round, with ripe acids, a moderately concentrated core of fruit and a pearly mousse, concluding with a saline finish. Open-knit and pretty, this is a giving Dom Pérignon that readers might think of as reminiscent of a less reductive version of the 2000 vintage.

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This ideal is not something to be contemplated, it is something to be achieved. It demands active forces to bring the creative process to its culmination. In 2004, it took humility to attend to the harmony of nature. In 2003, there was the risk of the unknown. And revisiting classicism in 2008 was nothing short of insolent...

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 is the fruit of intuition and mastery, a mastery nurtured by experience, passed on and reproduced.

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