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  • Country ranking ?

    783
  • Producer ranking ?

    79
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now - 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Sushi

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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 t...

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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...

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Wine Information

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, Do...

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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 diluv...

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Green-Yellow and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive and Lingering

flavors

Mineral, Citrus, White fruits, Mint, Vanilla and Coffee

nose

Intense, Complex, Fresh and Charming

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Firm, Focused, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Sophisticated and Excellent

Written Notes

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

Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is green-yellow, and looking clear, bright and light. On the nose it is intense, mature, seductive and complex. The taste is voluptuous, round, elegant, perfumed, and dry, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with multi-dimensional structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has bread, earthy, mineral, citrus, white fruits and floral flavours. The finish is endless. This wine is impressive. I paid around 100-200€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least 15min before tasting. Good value for money. I do recommend. 

  • 93p

A firm and vivid Champagne with a precise, focused palate. Full-bodied and dry. It’s very layered and bright with light pineapple, peach, praline, cooked-apple and stone aromas and flavors. It’s very subtle and focused at the end. Integrated with richness and high acidity. Good depth. Reminds me of the 1995. Very clean. Solid. Lovely to drink already, but will age nicely.

  • 98p

“Gorgeous, amply toasty and smoky nose, still holding back. The fruit is impeccably crisp and appetising but still the palate carries the best surprises. There is such volume and generosity but look at the acidity rolling in complementing the exciting textural dynamics. It comes with a superbly saline and perfectly pristine finish, leaving the mouth satisfyingly refreshed, yet yearning for more. There is an appetising fluffiness to the mousse and the wine takes its 5g/l dosage effortlessly. This undoubtedly is a Dom Perignon that will keep on giving. ”

  • 97p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is green-yellow and medium. On the nose it is intense, youthful, fresh, charming and complex. The taste is focused, fresh, full, firm, refined, and dry, medium-bodied, with complex, concentrated, well-structured, balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has coffee, spice, vanilla, mineral, white fruits, mint and citrus flavours. The finish is long, lingering and extensive. This wine is sophisticated and excellent. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 95p
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Reims, Champagne

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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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