Dom Pérignon is Vintage Only: an assemblage of the finest grapes of a single year in Champagne. It is an act of creation in the most inspired and audacious sense of the term. With, as a final reward, the birth of a vintage.
The creation of this signature wine was deeply influenced by the harsh weather conditions, from a cold dry winter, through spring frosts and on to the hottest summer in Champagne for 53 years. It was the earliest harvest in champagne since 1822. The grapes that did make it through however were perfectly mature and healthy. As a result more than strength or richness, there is an intensity, a sensation replete with freshness and firmness, which is... remarkable. This deep and confident presence persists over time.
The bouquet spirals through a light-filled, floral softness to the gritty minerality that epitomises Dom Pérignon, evocative of candied fruit, plant life and exquisite camphor leaf freshness, and finally plunges into darkness, spices and liquorice root. On the palate, it is striking and demanding, tactile and vibrant rather than aromatic. It is built on rhythm and rupture more than harmony.
This gift is delivered in a Dom Pérignon Gift Box.