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96
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18
WS
95
Dom Pérignon : Vintage 2002

Dom Pérignon : Vintage 2002

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Dom Pérignon : Vintage 2002

A complex and refined Vintage by Dom Pérignon

The estate

Dom Pérignon champagne owes its name to Pierre Pérignon, the famous monk and cellar master of Abbey de Hautvillers in 1668, who was also known as Dom Pérignon. Legend says that Pierre Pérignon discovered what is known today as the Champagne method. As a point of interest, he taught this method to Benedictine monk, Thierry Ruinart, in 1669, which allowed Ruinart to become the first Champagne house in 1729. Since 1st January 2019, Vincent Chaperon has succeeded Richard Geoffroy as Dom Pérignon’s Cellar Master.

The wine

After several years of ageing in the house’s cool, dark chalky cellars, Dom Pérignon unveils the precious bottles of its 2002 Vintage.

The vintage

The warm and dry conditions of spring favoured a beautiful flowering period. The strong sunshine throughout summer was punctuated by cloudy and rainy episodes. The heavy rainfall at the end of August and the beginning of September gave way to very mild conditions a few days before the harvest. The health of the vineyard was very satisfactory and the grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness.

The blend

Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2002 comprises a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The tasting

Nose

The nose exudes scents of fresh almond and harvest, quickly giving way to notes of candied lemon and dried fruit. The bouquet is finally completed and enhanced by notes of smoke and toast.

Palate

The palate exudes delicious fruity aromas that evolve throughout the tasting. The palate is seduced by this wine’s density, its creamy texture and its intense length characterised by a subtle bitterness.

Wine critic
Dom Pérignon : Vintage 2002
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J. Robinson
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine's volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032.
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