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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Champagne Dom Pérignon Vintage
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Champagne Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008

Champagne, FranceGeoffroy Richard, the voice and soul of Dom Pérignon, describes 2008 as miraculous, which explains why it is the only vintage ever released out of order at Dom Pérignon. If you didn’t notice, the very fine 2009 was released last year ahead of the outstanding 2008. Freshness with muscle is the story, hence the comparisons to the excellent 1996. Sadly Geoffrey is all but retired, with Vincent Chaperon now ensconced as the Chef du Cave at Dom. Chaperon has called the wine athletic, giving us the hope his vocabulary will be as precise as Geoffrey's has been over the years. The wine is monumental from its tiny perfect bubbles to its weight and power mid-palate, and minerality to beat the band finish. I have no doubt it will cellar with ease for the next 25 years and beyond.Tasted: 04 November 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 235.99 BCLS QC 250.00 SAQ ON 231.95 LCBO NS 224.00 Bishop's Cellar SK 215.25 NB 210.00 YK 213.00 Producer: Dom PerignonDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 280461UPC: 3185370657218