Dom Pérignon 2008 Gift Boxed
Dom Pérignon is Vintage only. Each Vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in a single year. 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. 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.
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.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.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Seafood canapes Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Standard Drinks 7.1 Alcohol Volume % 12.5 Diet & Sustainability Egg Free Variety Champagne Region Champagne Vintage 2008 Country France Closure Cork Size 750ml Brand Dom Perignon
- Perfect Champagne as a gift or special celebration
- Considered a Champagne Miracle
- Awarded 98 points by Antonio Galloni and 19/20 by Bettane + Desseauve