Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Champagne Dom Pérignon Vintagetext

Champagne Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012

Champagne, FranceAll in all, after a challenging start, 2012 is a vintage to be reckoned with and having tasted it now, we can confirm that this Dom is doing fine in the bottle after ten years. The growing season started with frost in the winter and spring, followed by heavy rains, frightening hailstorms and cold spells throughout the flowering. After that, an intensely warm summer seemed extreme, but the saviour was a warm, dry fall with a September 10 to 26 harvest. So today, the wine shows plenty of promise as it emerges a decade later. Typically fresh but mouth-filling, the nose is a mix of stony minerals, chalk and white flowers. The palate is expansive and complete with ripe apricot notes, flecks of rhubarb and dried herbs and more of that chalky minerality in the finish. Long seductive and flavourful, this is a wine to sip and savour for as long as possible. They like to talk more about energy in Champagne, and this wine has more than its share. This is the bottle to buy when you want to celebrate or see the stars.Tasted: 18 November 2022Tasted by: Prices:
AB$300.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Dom PerignonDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 280461UPC: 3185370693445