LIMITED EDITION: The exquisite 2004 vintage Dom Perignon with luminous label! Press a button on the base of the bottle and the label will light up in the dark.
A short name for the largest (by far) of the deluxe cuvees, with an unknown (but huge) number of components adding up to 52% pinot noir and 48% chardonnay. Free of taint, it sends shivers up the spine, shimmering in its purity and intensity, lemon citrus the first and last flavours, with nectarine, pear and spice on the mid-palate. Rating: 98 Points & Top 100 Wines for 2013; James Halliday
A stunning Dom Pérignon has recently been unleashed to wow the world. After the powerful 2002 and the abrasive 2003, 2004 is a backward and honed Dom Pérignon of understated intensity, charged with dramatic tension of high-voltage electricity. At almost a decade of age, it seems to transcend the very passage of time itself, projecting an aura of impossibly youthful grapefruit and immaculately defined lemongrass, with a lightning bolt of pure lemon shattering its brittle core of pristine mineral chalk. A champagne of supreme purity and tightly coiled focus, unravelling to reveal fresh pear and anise. One of the truly great and longlived Doms of the modern era. Rating: 98 Points; Tyson Stelzer
The 2004 Dom Pérignon continues to develop beautifully. A vibrant, focused Champagne, the 2004 clearly reflects the personality of the year. Freshly cut flowers, white peaches and pears are woven together in a Champagne that impresses for its focus and energy. Chiseled saline note support the crystalline finish. I imagine the 2004 will always remain relatively bright and linear, but at the same time, each time I have tasted it over the last two years the 2004 seems to have a little more body and broader shoulders. The 2004 will appeal most to readers who find the 2002 and 2003 too exuberant. There is a lot to like in the glass. Rating: 96 points; Antonio Galloni
Bright, light to medium yellow colour. Fresh, clean aromas of straw, dried flowers, acacia and dried fruits; a trace of honeysuckle and also green herbs. In the mouth, it's highly focused and intense, with great verve and energy, tautness and restrained power, the finish and aftertaste rolling on for a long time. There are hints of toasted bread, lemon and mandarin as well. A classic, typical Dom with a seamless palate texture and great charm. It lacks the phenolic grip and broadness of the '03, and is a better wine for it. A beautiful glass of Champagne. Rating: 96 points; Huon Hooke
Delicate nose and very ethereal, clean and demure attack. Aromatic and floral and then very sharp and crisp on the palate, the finish grows and grows. Interesting flavour trajectory – very attractive and mesmerising. The vintage was ‘easy’ apparently, with no botrytis or other issues and this shows in the pristine lines of this wine. It is clearly a ‘bounce back’ after the fat, bloated 2003! With more Pinot Noir than usual (53%) this offsets the creamy ripe Chardonnay and gives it a more restrictive silhouette. With a little longer lees ageing than normal and a later release, too, this is a very subtle and correct wine with a stunning crescendo of flavours and it already looks ravishing! 18.5+ Matthew Jukes
“Very pale appearance. Fresh citrus notes underlined with toasty almond aromas. Fine persistent and decadent mousse gives this a real feel of elegance and aristocracy. Beautiful fresh acidity and minerality makes this almost weightless, yet a real depth and concentration underpins this phenomenal Champagne. Incredibly long. A truly classic Dom Perignon which mirrors the vintage… the trademark of DP. Rating: 96+ points; Tom Chadwick; Bordeaux Index
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