The Dom Perignon Wedding 2002 bottle has a unique precious silver label, which can be personalized by engraving a bride and grooms name and wedding date. The design of the Wedding Box embodies not only the elegance of Dom Perignon, but also the memorable atmosphere created by opening a bottle of Dom Perignon for such a pivotal occasion - making the most special day in a couple’s life even more memorable with the ultimate wedding keepsake. It is packed inside a sleek and beautiful white lacquered box.
Extraordinarily firm, confident, intense nose. Definitely the savoury side of Dom. Nothing remotely sweet or fat - though it's as intense as a Montrachet. Wonderful quality of mousse - surely slightly less bubbly than it has been? More like a Montrachet with a bit of carbon dioxide laced into it than a typical champagne. Broad and long with a hint of orange peel. Great persistence. This already delivers but has such backbone and great acidity and light grip (only noticeable at the very end of the tasting experience) that it surely has a long life ahead of it. Really reaches every hidden cell of the palate. A very assured performance. LVMH at its very best? Score: 20 Points (20)Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2010
Breathtakingly expensive but there's no argument that it's a great wine and top vintage. The Dom style is all about finesse, with fruit uppermost but also tremendous underlying complexity. 97 points; Indulge Yourself; Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald - September 2010
The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Ripe apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in it the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. To be released summer 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032. 96 points, Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate; March 2010
Yesterday saw a flurry of activity as the delicious Dom Pérignon 2002 hit the market. Moet & Chandon had been planning to release the new vintage in September, however they ran out of DP 2000 about three weeks earlier than planned. 2002 was an exceptional vintage in Champagne producing wines of great flamboyance, supported by a natural freshness and structure, it is a style of vintage which possibly suits Dom Pérignon more than any other prestige cuvée in Champagne. Dom Pérignon is famed for producing wines with a wonderful fruit content allowing the wine to be enjoyed young whilst always having great intensity of flavour guaranteeing its ability to age into a wine of layered complexity and this will absolutely be the case for the stunning 2002. David Roberts MW
What a shock to find this magnificent champagne priced in a thicket of wines priced between $300 and $350. As is say in the introduction to this section, champagne is doing it tough in its export markets, but this is not just Dom, but a very good vintage. The political sunshine much mooted in Australia might point to the large volume of Dom made each declared vintage, and the handsome bottom line as a explanation. Whatever, the gleaming straw-green colour and fine mousse presages as supremely elegant wine, with white flowers, citrus, mandarin and dried fruits, akin to violets not trumpets and big base drums. Score: 96 points & Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2010 – The Weekend Australian November 13-14, 2010
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