Moet Chandon "Dom Perignon" Plenitude P2 2004
(Champagne, France) - [JD 97+] [VM 97] [JS 97] [WS 97] [WA 95]
Regular price $686.00 Sale price $499.99 Save $186.01
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.
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.
Nose: The 2004 fruit remains discreet, yet more clearly defined in this second life of the Vintage. Citrusy notes of pink grapefruit and blood oranges gently cede to figs. The additional time on the lees elevates the minerality of the vintage with the sublime maturity that is Dom Pérignon’s signature. Cocoa, mocha, roasted nuts, brioche and honey.
Palate: The wine balances on the edge with immediacy and surprise, evolving between tension and weightlessness. It has an extreme, tactile precision, deep and sculptural. The sensations come together in a persistent and elegant finish, underlined by sappy, licorice notes.
Ratings & Reviews97+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2004 Champagne Plentitudes 2 is a stark contrast to the 2003 vintage and offers a more compact and linear expression, with energetic tension and persistence. Composed of 38% Chardonnay and the rest Pinot Noir, the nose is flush with wet stone reminiscent of great Chablis, along with white nectarine and white flowers. The palate runs seamless with a super-fine mousse, vibrant peach orchard fruit, and a silky mineral texture. This may well prove to be the longer-lived of the two wines. Drink 2024-2044." (11/7/2022)
97 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2004 Dom Perignon P2 is precise and wonderfully refined, just like the first release. There's a hint of reduction from extended time on the cork as well as a feeling of effusiveness that is so appealing. Readers will find a super-classic DP. Dried flowers, brioche, apricot preserves, sage, mint and chamomile are seamless in the glass. The 2004 can be enjoyed now or cellared for another decade plus. Some editions of the P2 series have been pretty austere in the early going; the 2004 is not among them." - Antonio Galloni (May 2022)
97 Points - James Suckling:
"Structured, tight and mineral with so much tension. White grapefruit, lemon rind, dried apple, seashell, iodine, biscuit and blanched almond. Vibrant. Fantastic focus and verticality. Disgorged July 2021. Will be released October 2022. Drink on release or hold." (Jun 2022)
97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Mandarin orange, ripe cherry, raspberry and apricot fruit notes offer an exuberant burst of flavor at the entry point of this otherwise refined and subtle Champagne. The expressive fruit is joined on the lacy mousse by hints of toast, pastry cream and Earl Grey tea leaf, with an underpinning of minerally chalk and smoke. Lithe and graceful on the palate, but with a dancer's sense of restrained power. Drink now through 2037." - AN (Dec 2022)
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2004 Dom Pérignon P2 is drinking beautifully on release, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet orchard fruit, fresh peach, pastry cream, buttered toast and cotton candy that display a less reductive profile than the original disgorgement. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, with an ample, enveloping core of fruit, succulent acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a long, sapid finish. Forward and giving, there's no obvious reason to defer gratification." - William Kelley (Aug 2022)