2008 Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Moët et Chandon

Strictly limited to 3 magnums per Cellar Circle customer

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Magnum
En primeur
In stock
£366.86
Case, 3 Magnums
En primeur
In stock
£1,100.58

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2008 Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Moët et Chandon

TASTING NOTES

The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. What I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (July 2018)
98+/100

Brisk, tiny mousse. Notably rich nose - very Dom P! There's a hint of something marine on the nose (Michael Broadbent's oyster shells?) and then extremely tight and lacy - it somehow reminded me of a sponge because of springy texture. Masses of energy here, as well as the usual flirtatiousness. It will continue to open out, I'm sure. I tasted it very cool and then went back to it at almost room temperature a couple of hours later and it stood up extremely well. The official Geoffroy description of this vintage is 'athletic' and 'vertical'. 'All 2008s are bright in terms of fruit; we want ours to shine white light. We have deliberately warmed it up a bit, working on the muscle to better integrate the acidity.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (June 2018)
18.5/20