98 Point Brilliance!
Dom P√©rignon 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 P√©rignon. 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 P√©rignon Vintage 2012 blend reveals a unique structure, resonating to the rhythm of controlled energy, channeled by an acidity and bitterness that burst forth magnificently. 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. 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.
‚ÄúWhat a magnificent bouquet for this Dom P√©rignon 2012!‚Äù
– Decanter, 98 points
‚ÄúThe 2012 Dom P√©rignon is a dense, powerful wine. I am almost shocked by its vinous intensity and raw, unbridled power.‚Äù
– Vinous, 97 points
‚ÄúSo wonderfully fresh, linear and long. Racy and elegant.”
– James Suckling, 97 points
‚ÄúThe 2012 Dom P√©rignon has turned out very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with notes of Anjou pear, smoke, toasted nuts, freshly baked bread and crisp stone fruit. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it’s still tightly wound, its incipiently fleshy core of fruit framed by racy acids and chalky grip, complemented by a classy pinpoint mousse.‚Äù
– The Wine Advocate, 96+ points
‚ÄúA bright, finely-knit and harmonious version, with a lovely, raw silk-like mousse, and a lasting, expressive finish.‚Äù
– The Wine Spectator, 96 points