2012 Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Moët et Chandon

2012 Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Moët et Chandon

Dom Pérignon’s 2012 was one of the most anticipated releases of recent times. The vintage is widely accepted as exceptional in Champagne, with scintillating, tightly coiled wines that will age magnificently. Dom Pérignon’s, of course, more than lives up to the hype. Almost half and half Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (technically 51/49), it has a delicate, but quietly powerful nose with blossom notes and an invigorating mineral freshness. There’s no doubt this DP will do well with some more time in the cellar. On its release in 2021 it was lean, svelte, and sinewy, like a thoroughbred racehorse in the starting blocks. With some more time it will hit its full galloping pace, and the elegance and grace that are DP’s signature will come to the fore.

Critic score
96.5/100 info
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    51% Pinot Noir
    49% Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2035info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%

Tasting notes

The 2012 Dom Pérignon is developing very nicely on cork, exhibiting a complex bouquet of pear, confit citrus fruits, honeycomb, buttered toast, iodine and nuts framed by a deft touch of youthful reduction. Full-bodied, rich and muscular, with a layered core of fruit and a pillowy mousse, it's a vinous, vibrant Champagne that concludes with a saline finish.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (August 2022)
96/100

Incredibly complex nose of dried green apples, grapefruit pith, preserved lemons, toast, oyster shells, cloves, sourdough, salted caramel and quince. Layered, refined and so sleek, with salty minerality and a toasty edge to the dried citrus. Structured and tense, yet elegant and almost endless. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (July 2022)
97/100

Classic lemon-zest and tension nose that I associate with Dom Pérignon, but with extra weight and depth. And quite marked phenolics on the end which suggest this will have a remarkably long life. And, as Vincent Chaperon readily admitted, will definitely show up as a P2 star. Clean and neat and with light smokiness on the finish. Dom P always plays the reduction card. Hugely impressive persistence. Still a baby.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
18.5+/20

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