Dom Perignon 2005 75 cl

Harmony achieved
Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only.
Each Vintage wine is created from the finest grapes grown in one single year. Reinventing itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. Daring not to release a Vintage if the harvest does not meet its ideal.
After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine then embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, its greatest promise. This is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the Plénitude of harmony.

The 2005 Harvest

The year 2005 was full of contrasts. The weather was mostly warm, with little rain. A heatwave in August was followed by cool, rainy weather in September, tempering our initial enthusiasm. In the end, a drastic selection in the vineyard ensured a limited volume of exceptional quality, with a never-before-seen aromatic maturity. The harvest began on September 14.

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On the nose, the wine’s remarkably rich bouquet reveals itself in successive waves: first the intense fruit, more black than red, which then melts into silvery minerality. Notes of praline and coriander complement the whole.

In the mouth,  the wine has a strong character and a powerful presence – there is even something physical about it. Overall, it is structured, focused, firm and dense. Its intriguingly spicy, flowery finish remains present in each sip.

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir

Dosage: 5 g/L.

Lobster, crab, caviar, foie gras, strawberries

Chilled at 10°C – 12°C

The 2005 Dom Pérignon is incredibly delicate, understated and silky, with gorgeous textural balance and class. Today, the 2005 comes across as a smaller-scaled version of the 2004 in that it is a Dom Pérignon built on finesse rather than the power that characterizes vintages such as 2002 and 2003. Today, the 2005 is a bit inward and not fully expressive, which is a good sign for the future. Still, given its mid-weight structure and previous showings, my impression is that the 2005 is best suited to near and medium-term drinking. Then again, Dom Pérignon has a brilliant track record for aging. Any way you look at it, though, there is little question Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy made one of the two or three Champagne of the vintage in 2005. As I have written previously, 2005 will be a very small release by Dom Pérignon standards. So much so, that the 2006 is likely to be released by the end of 2015.

— Antonio Galloni

95/100 (July 2015)

The 2005 Dom Perignon came as a big surprise for me and I found it extremely ready to drink for such a young Vintage. In a complicated and very small 2005 Harvest I would suggest holding onto this highly underrated Vintage and enjoying its development over the next couple of decades.

Power, finesse, precission, with perfect smooth balance moving onto a beautiful deep floral and spicy taste, rich aromas of wild berries, strawberries, fig, jam, with light hints of chocolate truffles.

Perfect to enjoy now while the fantastic 02/04/06 Vintages age in the cellar.

This time the food pairing was Scallops and Rio Frio Trandional Caviar. For dessert homemade Strawberry pie.

— Alex_Champagne

96/100 (June 2016)

Additional information

Weight5 kg