A driven and serious DP with aromas of chalk biscuits apricot stones a
Vivid acidity and a chalky underpinning make a crystalline frame for finely detailed notes of ripe melon mandarin orange toasted brioche and candied ginger in this harmonious Champagne which is expressive and expansive on the palate but with a sense of finesse and restraint. Long and creamy on the mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2037. Alison Napjus
Disgorged in October last year the 2013 Dom Pérignon is a lovely wine defined by the long cool growing season. Offering up aromas of crisp stone fruit tangerine oil buttered toast pear almonds and clear honey it's medium to full-bodied ample and seamless with bright acids and a pillowy enveloping profile concluding with a long saline finish. Vincent Chaperon recalls that shatter at fruit set moderated yields and that a drying east wind in the weeks before harvest helped to maintain the good sanitation necessary to wait to pick at full maturity.
The 2013 Dom Pérignon is quite delicate and understated. It reminds me of the 2004 but with a bit more mid-palate richness and a bit less energy. Apricot tangerine peel white flowers jasmine mint and light honeyed notes all meld together. There?s lovely vinous intensity as well as a feeling of openness that make the 2013 a delight to taste today. The 2013 doesn?t look to be an epic DP but it sure is delicious right now. - By Antonio Galloni on November 2022