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  • Dom Pérignon could very well be the most celebrated champagne brand in the world.
  • The pervasive character of the 2009 Champagne vintage is magnificent.
  • It’s one of the seminal vintages of a fantastic decade.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose The 2009 vintage offers a vibrant nose of white stone fruits that burst from the glass as soon as it’s poured – we’re talking nectarines and apricot with sweet peas, pineapple and freshly cut grass on the side.
Palate There’s a lovely toasty and zesty oak that emerges as that Dom Pérignon character begins to emerge. When you take a sip you’re greeted with an extremely refreshing taste sensation - more of those stone fruits coming into play as soon as it hits the tongue. There’s a little grapefruit giving that zing of acidity combined with a citric freshness on the mid-palate. The finale to our story gives us milk lemon juice, a sweet ting and a lime zest, which plays with the taste buds, creating a long-lasting finish.
Food Pairing Simple, Oysters.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Dom Pérignon could very well be the most celebrated champagne brand in the world. Owned by pioneers of luxury, Luis Vuitton Möet Hennessy (LVMH), Dom Pérignon champagnes are uniquely crafted by vino-genius Richard Geoffroy, otherwise known as ‘Chef de Cave’. Blend: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Disgorged for a minimum of 1 year
Variety Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2009
Region Champagne
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Dom Pérignon
Champagne
Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.



Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.

A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.



Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.



Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.
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Jancis Robinson
Just being released. Very pale, very youthful nose. Lots of zest and freshness. Introvert and tight. But approachable in terms of texture. The flavour is not fully formed yet but it’s already a pleasure to drink from the point of view of balance, presumably thanks to the relatively low acidity. Light hint of bitterness on the end. Length. Palate-enrobing! Lovely texture.
Decanter
The pervasive character of the 2009 Champagne vintage is magnificent mature fruit, a viscous, silky texture, and salinity, created under a benign sun.



It was a warm harvest picked in idyllic conditions from 12 September, and is part of a ‘spiral’ of hot vintages since 2003, according to Dom Pérignon’s chef de caves, Richard Geoffroy.



‘Dom Pérignon 2009 would not be the triumph it is today without the experience of making the 2003,’ he said.



‘It’s one of the seminal vintages of a fantastic decade that encourages winemakers to go beyond what they already know, to take risks and keep on growing.’



It seems that the Dom Pérignon 2009 has taken inspiration from the remarkable 2003, but adds a new layer of finesse.

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