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Dom Perignon 2008 In D-P Box (75cl)

£139.95

Dom Perignon 2008 In D-P Box (75cl)

£139.95
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Dom Perignon 2008 In D-P Box (75cl)

Dom Pérignon vintages set their own release dates, and Vintage 2008 required more patience than Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009, which was presented earlier – an unprecedented event in Dom Pérignon’s history. Here, once again, is evidence of the disconcerting symmetry between the late revelation of the fruit and that of the wine, as with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006.

There was a long wait for a reciprocity between the vintage and Dom Pérignon, with each nurturing the other. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 is at last in its First Plenitude,
the foundation of its future Plenitudes, each one just as eagerly awaited.


Richard Geoffroy said “Dom Pérignon liberates the 2008 vintage, freeing it from an over-literal interpretation of the canons of Champagne.”

The Harvest:

2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies – an exception in a decade characterized by bold, generous sunshine. Spring and summer brought the same lack of sunlight and absence of high temperatures. It was September that saved the vintage, belatedly and miraculously. Just when the harvest was getting underway (on September 15), the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. Picking was spread out over a long period in order to benefit from this positive turn of events. The grapes
were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.

Nose

The opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes.

Palate

After a long period of reluctance, the wine is finally opening up. There is complete balance between the nose and the palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character is now also expressed with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage’s characteristic acidity is remarkably well integrated. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky and highly promising.

TASTING NOTES

The Vintage
Dull, grey skies were common during 2008, despite it being a year in a decade with plentiful and impressive amounts of sunshine. Spring and summer brought the same lack of sunlight and the same longing for high temperatures. Fortunately, September saved the vintage, late in the day and with miraculous success. Just when the harvest was getting under way (15 September), weather conditions finally achieved perfection: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. Picking was spread out
over a long period in order to benefit from this positive turn of events. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.

Nose
The opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes.

Palate
After a long period of reluctance, this wine is finally opening up. There is complete balance between the nose and palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character now also expresses itself with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage's characteristic acidity is incredibly well-integrated in this wine. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky and highly promising.