Dom Perignon 2012 75 cl

Dom Perignon 2012 75 cl

2012: Harmony achieved

Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only.
Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique, that expresses both the character of the year, and the character of Dom Pérignon.

After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, the Plénitude of harmony.

AN EXPLOSIVE HARMONY

For Dom Pérignon, assemblage is paramount in the champagne elaboration process. Starting with the vine itself, this is the creative gesture that draws on contrasts and paradoxes, contradictions and synergies through intuitive and inventive research to reveal the true nature of each vintage.

Assemblage engenders an unexpected internal dialogue. It is conspicuous today in the sharing of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 and its explosive harmony.

The unpredictable seasons of 2012, their force and generosity shaped an outstanding olfactory landscape imbued with remarkable variety. A year full of paradoxes for winemaking, 2012 gave birth to a great vintage, surmounting multiple challenges.

Combining intensity, contained tautness and extreme contradictions, the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 blend reveals a unique structure, resonating to the rhythm of controlled energy, channelled by an acidity and bitterness that burst forth magnificently.

 

60 in stock

23500

Category: Tag: Product ID: 5620

Description

ON THE EYE
Beautiful golden effervescent lighting bubbles

THE NOSE

The nose is full and varied, mingling flowers with fruit, and the vegetal with the mineral. The bouquet is tactile, subtly enticing us along a trail of powdery white flowers and nectareous apricot, followed by the freshness of rhubarb and mint and the minerality of ash. White pepper.

THE PALATE

Energy dominates on the palate. After a welcoming opening, the wine quickly becomes vibrant and then literally explodes with a surge of effervescence and tonicity. Focused by acidic and bitter notes, the finish brings a penetrating tautness marked by ginger, tobacco and toasted accents.

Vineyards: Predominantly Grand Cru and Hautvilliers (Premier Cru)
Grape Varieties: 46% Pinot Noir | 54% Chardonnay
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Disgorged: February 2019
Dosage: 5 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2030

Lobster, crab, caviar, foie gras, strawberriesth the duality of mineral notes and fresh fruit, in a dish which pairs langoustine with papaya or octopus carpaccio with a citrussy dressing.

Chilled at 10°C – 12°C

The Dom Perignon is a dense, powerful wine. I am almost shocked by its vinous intensity and raw, unbridled power. The 2012 reminds of the 2003, but more finesse and not quite as pushed. Mildew, rain and frost were challenges and resulted in low yields, something was further compounded by warn, dry weather that concentrated the fruit even more. Those qualities result in a dense Dom Perignon endowed with real phenolic intensity. It is one of the most reticent young Doms I can remember tasting, I wouldn’t even think of opening a bottle for at least a few years.

(Originally published in May 2012)

97/100 (Drinking Window 2022/2052)

Additional information

Weight5 kg