Whet your palate: Dom Perignon Vintage 2004


The year 2004 was a good one for Dom Perignon. Unlike the tumultuous conditions of the year before, 2004 was a year when vine growth in Champagne was regular and progressed without incident, while the bunches were of significant number and size. The weather remained moderate for some time with the month of August being particularly cool. The vintage was defined by the dry heat of the final weeks before the harvest, which began on September 24.

The wine experts from Dom Perignon have even gone so far as to compare the Dom Perignon Vintage 2004 with the exquisite Dom Perignon Vintage 1970. With its racy classicism, the Dom Perignon Vintage 2004 harbors aromas of almond and powdered cocoa which develops gradually into white fruit with hints of dried flowers. Classic toasted notes give the vintage a rounded finish and denote a fully realized maturity.

On the palate, the wine instantly traces an astoundingly fine line between density and weightlessness. Its precision is extreme, tactile, dark and chiselled. The full taste lingers with the utmost elegance on a sappy, spicy note.

“The final note is the one that matters the most. It is the wine’s defining characteristic, its signature. Dom Perignon Vintage 2004’s signature is the intriguing vibration that comes from the depths of its singular aging process,” said Chef de Cave of Dom Perignon, Richard Geoffroy.

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