Dom Perignon, is much more than just a champagne. It is a symbol of luxury, patience and craftsmanship, and the stuff of legend. It was created in 1936 by Moët & Chandon as a tribute to the Benedictine monk, Pierre Perignon, and is probably the most famous "prestige" cuvée in the world. The number of bottles produced is one of the best-kept secrets in the Industry. This is a Champagne with an amazing balance between the elegance of the Chardonnay and the depth of the Pinot Noir.
The Champagne House has been managed by oenologist, Richard Geoffroy, since 2007. He had been its Dom Perignon cellar master since 1998. Each Dom Perignon vintage is the handiwork of only one cellar master.
Dom Perignon Millesimé is a blend of the best grapes from over 1,000 hectares owned by Moet & Chandon in the region’s best crus. The blend is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir, with 7 g/l of sugar and 7 years cellar-ageing.
This vintage stands out for its intensity, without being heavy on the palate, and for its creamy texture. It is floral on the nose with hints of fresh almonds and spices, complemented by vanilla and lightly toasted overtones. The wine is bright and caresses the palate. Its sensual texture is solid and rich, but with that characteristic balance and elegance. It has a long, flawless aftertaste against a backdrop of lemony acidity. Although it is a very recent cuvée, and considering that it will not reach its best until fifteen or twenty years’ time, when the reductive ageing in the bottle has done its work, we are already prepared to stick our necks out and state that this 2005 vintage has a great future ahead of it!