Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend

9.4214 ratings
9.466 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Pale light gold color. Tight nose at first but opens up with air. Rich in the mouth with steady acidity and great mouth feel. Gives a nice impactful finish. A better sample of this than many previous bottles I’ve tried. Really good tonight.

Pale light gold color. Tight nose at first but opens up with air. Rich in the mouth with steady acidity and great mouth feel. Gives a nice impactful finish. A better sample of this than many previous bottles I’ve tried. Really good tonight.

Feb 16th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Medium gold with vibrant bubbles. A bit more of a subdued nose than the 02 Taittinger CDC next to it. Notes of lemon, apricot, white stones and some tan spice. Has a bit more of a complexity to it. Rich and glycerol in the mouth. Has some lovely but subtle power in the finish. Not the best of the bottles of this I’ve had. But still a nice treat.

Medium gold with vibrant bubbles. A bit more of a subdued nose than the 02 Taittinger CDC next to it. Notes of lemon, apricot, white stones and some tan spice. Has a bit more of a complexity to it. Rich and glycerol in the mouth. Has some lovely but subtle power in the finish. Not the best of the bottles of this I’ve had. But still a nice treat.

Feb 9th, 2020
Conrad Green

Soft brioche, settled citrus, hints of shells and a salinity. Secondary notes coming through- honeysuckle, biscuit. Delicate and sophisticated- perfectly in place.

Soft brioche, settled citrus, hints of shells and a salinity. Secondary notes coming through- honeysuckle, biscuit. Delicate and sophisticated- perfectly in place.

Aug 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 1996 Dom Perignon is a revelation at now twenty three years of age. On the nose this takes on some spectacular range from Challah bread tones to lemon zest as well as Pink Lady apple and candied ginger. Once on the attack this shows formidable weight and tension, while this seamless wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. Ripe Japanese pear, brioche, lemon zest and wild mushroom flavors collide with the strong salinity and minerality. A true heavyhitter, this wine has many rounds left to fight, but is simply intoxicating at this stage in its development. Drink 2019-2040- 98

The 1996 Dom Perignon is a revelation at now twenty three years of age. On the nose this takes on some spectacular range from Challah bread tones to lemon zest as well as Pink Lady apple and candied ginger. Once on the attack this shows formidable weight and tension, while this seamless wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. Ripe Japanese pear, brioche, lemon zest and wild mushroom flavors collide with the strong salinity and minerality. A true heavyhitter, this wine has many rounds left to fight, but is simply intoxicating at this stage in its development. Drink 2019-2040- 98

May 7th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Serious bottles but still backward.

Serious bottles but still backward.

Mar 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Great young color with nice small bubbles. Nose of citrus, apples, toasted bread and a little hazelnut. Nice mouthfeel. Not the best example of this wine for me, but not the worst either.

Great young color with nice small bubbles. Nose of citrus, apples, toasted bread and a little hazelnut. Nice mouthfeel. Not the best example of this wine for me, but not the worst either.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.8

Apples, pears, lime zest on buttered, lightly toasted croissant and never ending bubbles. Amazingly long finish. Did I mention the buttery mouthfeel? Wow!

Apples, pears, lime zest on buttered, lightly toasted croissant and never ending bubbles. Amazingly long finish. Did I mention the buttery mouthfeel? Wow!

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Greg Koslosky

Off the charts good.

Off the charts good.

Jan 28th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

The genuine article. A stunning aromatic display and palate impression. Citrus, pear, and oh my goodness. Well done!

The genuine article. A stunning aromatic display and palate impression. Citrus, pear, and oh my goodness. Well done!

Dec 8th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Love the 96 Dom!

Love the 96 Dom!

Nov 29th, 2016