Moët & Chandon "Dom Perignon" 2013
(Champagne, France) - [JS 98] [WS 96] [WA 95+] [VM 94]
Regular price $350.00 Sale price $284.97 Save $65.03
About Dom Perignon:
Dom Pérignon exists only as a vintage. Only the best grapes from a single year are chosen. Each vintage is unique and reinterprets the unique character of the seasons. Dom Pérignon dares not to declare a vintage if the result is not exceptional. After more than eight years of development in the cellar, the wine reflects the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, its best promise. It is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the fullness of harmony.
Nose: The delicate nose unfolds in swaths of color. The green of eucalyptus, mint and vetiver, the yellow-orange of mirabelle plums, apricot and orange blossom, the brown of pepper, cardamom and licorice sticks, and finally silvery saline and toasty hues.
Palate: The mouthfeel is elegant, expressing luxuriant simplicity and precision. The attack is enveloping and ethereal. The refined and silky foundation becomes more pronounced at the heart. The finish is dominated by a salinity that leaves a deep sensation of consistency.
Ratings & Reviews
98 Points - James Suckling:
"A driven and serious DP with aromas of chalk, biscuits, apricot stones and lemons. Some spice and dried flowers, too. So sleek and sophisticated. Elegant. Yet, it’s long and powerful, with a sharp minerality. Tight and precise. Reminds me of bottles from the 1980s, such as 1988. It really takes off. Disgorged October 2021. Drinkable on release in January 2023, but better in a couple of years. A DP for the cellar." (Jun 2022)
96 Points - Wine Spectator:
Vivid acidity and a chalky underpinning make a crystalline frame for finely detailed notes of ripe melon, mandarin orange, toasted brioche and candied ginger in this harmonious Champagne, which is expressive and expansive on the palate, but with a sense of finesse and restraint. Long and creamy on the mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2037." - AN (Nov 20222)
95+ Points - Wine Advocate:
"Disgorged in October last year, the 2013 Dom Pérignon is a lovely wine, defined by the long, cool growing season. Offering up aromas of crisp stone fruit, tangerine oil, buttered toast, pear, almonds and clear honey, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with bright acids and a pillowy, enveloping profile, concluding with a long, saline finish. Vincent Chaperon recalls that shatter at fruit set moderated yields and that a drying east wind in the weeks before harvest helped to maintain the good sanitation necessary to wait to pick at full maturity." - William Kelley (Aug 2022)
94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2013 Dom Perignon is quite delicate and understated. It reminds me of the 2004, but with a bit more mid-palate richness and a bit less energy. Apricot, tangerine peel, white flowers, jasmine, mint and light honeyed notes all meld together. There's lovely vinous intensity as well as a feeling of openness that make the 2013 a delight to taste today. The 2013 doesn't look to be an epic DP, but it sure is delicious right now." - Antonio Galloni (May 2022)