Only the best will ever do for Dom Perignon. A rigorous progress selects the very best grapes with Chardonnay and Pino Noir working in perfect balance.
The result is a finesse unrivalled by even the other grand marques. As a young wine, Dom Pérignon expresses incredibly smooth, fruity flavours with near perfect balance. As it ages, rich toasty aromas take hold.
The latest release of Dom Perignon champagnes adopts the word plenitude which represents champagne which is ages in a series of stages creating windows of opportunity or plenitudes for the production of different, but exquisite, expressions of each vintage.
Each one will have three plenitudes with the first spanning around eight years with the second coming between years 12 and 15. The third window comes after 30 years.
In terms of quality, reputation and name recognition – there are few drinks which match it.
- The best years for Dom Perignon are generally considered to be the early 2000s. However, some people believe that the 2004 vintage is the best one yet. Of course, this is all subjective, and everyone has their own opinion on this matter. But as a general rule, Dom Perignon tends to be at its peak a few years after it's released, so if you can get your hands on a bottle from the early 2000s, you're in for a treat!
- Only the finest grapes are used in Dom Perignon, and the blend changes from year to year based on the crop's quality. But usually, it contains Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The wine is named after the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, who was an early advocate of using blending techniques to create a better Champagne.
- The cheapest bottle in our range comes in at £135.99, while the most expensive bottle will set you back £5,929.99 for the 6L Methuselah.