Dom Perignon 2008 750ml
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Dom Perignon 2008 750ml - Item Code: 07696
Dom Pérignon—a luxury brand that needs no introduction—is going to get even better as it moves through the generational changes with the changing of the guard. While this wine has always sparkled in a class by itself since its inception in 1921, the soon-to-be-released 2008 vintage reflects a transition in the winery's Chef de Cave. After nearly three decades as Cellar Master, Richard Geoffroy is turning the reins over to Vincent Chaperon, and the new guy gets to begin his Dom Pérignon career with one of Champagne's best vintages. I enjoyed the fortune of tasting this wine twice (9/24/18 and 9/26/18). In the first tasting, the wine seemed young and impenetrable. Time aided it, and it opened up spectacularly. Two days later, in a new situation (and a different bottle, of course), the wine seemed to be even more evocative. In both cases, there is no question this is one of the winery's best efforts. I took more than my usual sips—studying a wine of this magnitude sometimes needs patience. TASTING NOTES. This wind deftly exhibits richness and elegance. Its aromas and flavors of bright apples, light chalk, and yeast autolysis come to the fore along with its and persistent, yet delicate palate presence and long finish should pair it superbly with the fresh toro you bring onto your palate. (Tasted: September 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
The best Dom since 2002. A vintage with very restrained, powerful style that has been released non-sequentially after the 2009. This has a lighter stamp of highly curated, autolytic, toasty aromas than many recent releases. Instead, this delivers super fresh and intense aromas of lemons, grapefruit and blood-orange peel. Incredible freshness here. The palate has a very smoothly delivered, berry-pastry thread with light, sweet spices, stone fruit and fine citrus fruit. This really delivers. Drink now or hold.
The 2008 Dom Pérignon is the first time the estate has released a wine out of order (the 2009 was released before the 2008) but the estate loved the wine so much they felt it warranted additional aging. This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate. It’s rare to find such a mix of ripe, pure, concentrated fruit paired with this level of purity, focus, and precision. This is a legendary Dom that surpasses all the great vintages of Dom I have experience with, including the 1990, 1996, and 2002.
There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2033.
About the Producer: Dom Perignon
Dom Pérignon is a famous champagne brand owned by Moët & Chandon. Its origins date back to the abbey of Saint-Pierre d'Auillières in northern France, the so-called birthplace of Champagne. His invention belongs to the 17th century Benedictine monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon, after he took over as guardian of the monastery. and procurator in 1668. Pierre Perignon spent the remaining 47 years of his life striving to create "the best wine in the world", with his wine adorning the tables at the court of King Louis XIV, King Sol. To this day, Le Traité de la culture des vignes de Champagne or Treatise on the Culture of Champagne, a manuscript written by a student of Dom Pierre-Perignon, is kept in the Abbey of Saint-Pierre d'Auvilliers. The Dom Pérignon brand was first registered by Eugene Mercier, founder of Mercier Champagne. He later sold the brand to the champagne house Moët & Chandon, which used the name Dom Pérignon for its prestigious cuvée, first launched in 1937. Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon are now part of the LVMH group. winemaking guidelines in the manifest. This document declares Dom Pérignon's commitment to fine wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Each Dom Pérignon harvest is unique as the grapes are grown only in the finest Champagne vineyards. Unlike most early-harvest champagne producers, former winery owner Richard Jeffroy chose to wait until the grapes slowly ripened. Dear Jeffroy was a chef from 1990 to January 2019, when he handed over the reins to his assistant Vincent Chaperon. Geoffroy was considered the face of the brand and arguably the most famous figure in the modern champagne industry. Since 2014, Dom Pérignon has abandoned the term Oenothèque to describe his aged champagnes with late release. Instead, Geoffroy introduced the Plenitude concept with three editions at different stages of wine development: the wine is left in contact with the lees for a slow but active maturation under the chef's supervision. When a window of opportunity, or “versatility”, opens, part of the wine is poured and distributed to consumers. Each culture has three levels. The first occurs about nine years later; this is the "standard" Dom Pérignon Vintage. The wine can reach its second stage in about 12-15 years. It is the bottling of Dom Pérignon P2, formerly known as the first wine store. The last Plenitude, Dom Pérignon P3, can occur in about 25 years. All groups listed are generic and individual versions may be much older. Dom Pérignon Rosé was first released in 1959. It was not produced in all the vintages indicated. The Oenothéque, P2 and P3 versions are even rarer.
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