I find this to be drinking incredibly well right now. It is perhaps the youngest, approachable bottling of Dom Perignon on the market now--although the initial release 1998 may be drinking well at this point. It is still very youthful, but the yeastiness is all but gone and the fruit really singing. Surprised it has such lack luster reviews.
A sealed box and pristine bottle, but I have to question the storage. Both the nose and palate were creme brûlée, scorched sugar, toffee. No fruit left. Still had decent effervescence, though, which was good because otherwise I would have pegged this as a second rate dessert wine in a blind tasting.
Sam's bottle. Still young: huge bright nose of ginger, lemon, orange peel and a bit of cream. Nice to try a DP in the middle of its development. Palate shows ginger, spice, lemon. The end shows some vanilla and a bit of creaminess. Delicious - will be better with 5 more years. Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 16.5/20.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon Champagne) A mid golden hue to this wine, with a very subtle bead. The nose conjures up images of almonds swirled in cream, with a backdrop of yeasty, home-baked biscuit aromas. As the bead would suggest, a soft yet persistent mousse on the palate. Very nicely poised, well balanced, with the required acidity maintaining a good presence throughout, supporting quite a creamy, medium-bodied texture. An almost sour-savoury finish leading into a good length. Potential for some further development.
NOTE: Some content is property of Champagne Warrior and Vinous and RJonWine.com and Winedoctor.