Moet Chandon "Dom Perignon" Plenitude P2 2003 (Champagne, France) - [JS 98] [WS 96] [DM 96]

Moet Chandon "Dom Perignon" Plenitude P2 2003
(Champagne, France) - [JS 98] [WS 96] [DM 96]

Regular price $520.00 Sale price $458.97 Save $61.03

JS98 WS96 DM96
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About this Champagne:
P2 is the Second Plénitude of Dom Perignon's vintage Champagne, the result of extended aging. According to MW Anne Krebiehl, "If Dom Pérignon P2 does anything apart from being delicious, it illustrates the difference between pre- and post-disgorgement ageing of fine Champagne."  The uniqueness of Dom Perignon vintages lies in the way they evolve - not steadily in a linear way but through successive windows of expression. These privileged points in time are called "Plénitudes" - captured moments when the wine sings higher and stronger.

Notes from the Winemaker:
2003 is a year that will remain forever the year that changed the history of Champagne. A scorching summer imposed the earliest harvest since 1822, leading Dom Pérignon to interpret this unique year with an approach inspired by intuition and forward-looking choices.

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 Plénitude 2 offers a rereading of history and a second life of the Vintage 2003, revealing an insolent freshness. The enveloping flow is magnified, an unabashed embrace.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose:
Out of the floral softness of lime tree emerges the grey, toasted, ashy minerality so typical of Dom Pérignon. A taste of dried fruit – apricot – appears, then the candied fruitiness of raspberry and fig. Unexpectedly, the freshness of lemon verbena, white pepper and rosemary rises for an instant, before plunging into the darkness of spices and liquorice root.

On the Palate:
This is a physical wine. It calls to you and draws you in, more tactile and vibrant than aromatic. Like a wave, it is built on rhythm and breaks: first it unfolds, then envelops – generous and structured – before withdrawing into a deep, dark verticality that slowly stretches towards a bitter, sapid iodine sensation.

Ratings & Reviews

98 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a very thick, dense DP with layers of ripe fruit. Dried apple, pineapple and pie crust with some nougat undertones. Dense and layered with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Umami undertone. This has the highest percentage of pinot noir ever. 15 years on the lees in bottle. 62% pinot noir and 38% chardonnay. Drink or hold." (8/2/2021)

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A supple backbone of citrusy acidity provides fine definition for this still fresh and lightly mouthwatering 2003, which is soft and creamy on the palate, offering heady aromas and flavors of marmalade, baked white peach, white truffle and coffee liqueur, underscored by minerally brine and smoke accents. This is finely detailed and well-meshed on the verbena- and spice-laced finish. Drink now through 2028." - Yohan Castaing (7/3/2021)

96 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"The bouquet of 2003 P2 is striking for its diverse range of complex scents. Succulent and exuberant aromas of white fruit such as pear and peach but also of mirabelle plum have an underlying olfactive counterpoint reminiscent of a salty sea breeze, which imparts an oceanic as well as an earthy dimension enhanced by notes of flint, smoke, and verbena. On the palate, there is impressive density and a seemingly tannic sensation that provides structure to the fleshy mouthfeel, while sneaky acidity and bewitching bitterness provide a flourish to the long finish. Time has proven to be a valuable ally indeed for this massive yet harmonious Dom Pérignon, one of its kind." - Alison Napjus (11/15/2021)