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2012 Moët et Chandon ‘Dom Pérignon’

Original price was: $350.00.Current price is: $320.00.
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  • Producer
    Moët et Chandon
  • Vintage
    2012
  • Region
    Champagne
  • Size
    Bottle
SKU: DOMP12EC1

Dom Pérignon is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest champagnes. It is named after a Benedictine monk who was thought to have invented the traditional method for making sparkling wines. Dom Pérignon is only available as a vintage cuvee, made only in the best years. The wine is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir, with 7g/l dosage. All vintages need at least 12 months ageing to nurture Dom Pérignon’s signature silky mousse.

Tasting Notes

97 Points Antonio Galloni
The 2012 Dom Pérignon is a dense, powerful wine. I am almost shocked by its vinous intensity and raw, unbridled power. The 2012 reminds me of the 2003, but with more finesse and not quite as pushed. Mildew, rain and frost were challenges and resulted in low yields, something that was further compounded by warm, dry weather that concentrated the fruit even more. Those qualities result in a dense Dom Pérignon endowed with real phenolic intensity. It is one of the most reticent young Doms I can remember tasting, I wouldn’t even think of opening a bottle for at least a few years. (Originally published in May 2021). Drink 2022 – 2052.

96+ Points Wine Advocate
The 2012 Dom Pérignon 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. A touch drier and a touch less reductive than the 2008 out of the gates, these two vintages are clearly destined to be compared for some time to come; but at this early stage, my instinct is that the 2012 will have the edge in the long term. Drink 2023 – 2050.

2012 Moët et Chandon ‘Dom Pérignon’