This is a wonderful blend of Dom Pérignon’s nutty, rich, savoury style, with the freshness and drive of a high-acid year. Ripe peaches and a light tropical note on the nose are married with a generous and firm palate, with a vibrant, taut finish.
Strictly limited to 6 bottles per customer.
A vintage Vincent Chaperon is convinced has been misguidedly overlooked. 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir. Dosage 5g/l. This bottle was disgorged February 2019.
Amazingly, obviously, Dom P on the nose –the powerful lemon-mousse nose came soaring out of the glass long before my nose got anywhere near it. Massive intensity of complex aroma hints that this might be a little blowsy on the palate but not a bit of it. It's really tense and tight on the palate and has a certain fumey smokiness to the very concentrated palate. But its most marked feature is the persistence of the finish. This, along with the concentration, makes me confident we will be seeing this in a P2 version, even though 15% of the potential Pinot Noir was left on the ground. Definitely not a weak vintage of Dom P.
Ready 2012 - 2024
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Ready 2015 - 2025
Ready 2017 - 2029