This, the latest release of Champagne Dom Pérignon, was released out of sequence, before the 2008. It’s because of the ripeness of the year, which has produced a wine that drinks superbly young, but which has plenty of finesse and manages that ripeness superbly.
Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009 France
Amazing finesse and purity here. Fine aromatics of lemon and subtle toast, with a twist of white peach richness. The palate is pure and focused with lovely fine citrus fruit and faint supplementary hints of cream, toast and pear. Ripe and fruit driven but with lovely delicate savoury complexity. Almost perfect balance: nothing sticks out, and overall this is a lighter expression of Dom Perignon. There’s an effortless elegance here. It’s thoroughly accessible and also serious at the same time, a product of a ripe vintage but handled in such a way to maintain freshness and purity. 94/100