Dom Perignon Champagne 2012
Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Critic Score: 97 Points
Critic: Antonio Galloni
Drink From: 2022
Drink To: 2052
The 2012 Dom Pérignon is a dense, powerful wine. I am almost shocked by its vinous intensity and raw, unbridled power. The 2012 reminds me of the 2003, but with more finesse and not quite as pushed. Mildew, rain and frost were challenges and resulted in low yields, something that was further compounded by warm, dry weather that concentrated the fruit even more. Those qualities result in a dense Dom Pérignon endowed with real phenolic intensity. It is one of the most reticent young Doms I can remember tasting, I wouldn’t even think of opening a bottle for at least a few years. (Originally published in May 2021) 97pts Antonio Galloni
Wonderful elegance and balance to this Dom Pérignon with cooked apple, lemon and hints of white pepper and salt. It’s medium-bodied with really fine bubbles and balance. Spicy at the end. So wonderfully fresh, linear and long. Racy and elegant. A DP that invites to drink right now. All about finesse. Tension, too, with precise phenolics and bright acidity on the back palate. Subtle energy. Drinkable now, but will develop beautifully in the bottle. 97pts James Suckling
A most impressive Champagne with lovely balance of freshly baked bread and dried fruit aromas, nuts and spices and a hint of toast, the palate superfine and intense, the balance impeccable and the texture seamless. This vintage could be right up there with the best of them. 97pts Huon Hooke
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