Based on 27 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "The 2003 Dom Perignon P2 is rich and demonstrative, wafting from the glass with aromas of stone fruits, honeycomb and buttered toast that leave more space for the wine's generous fruit tones than the more overtly yeasty original disgorgement. Full-bodied, broad and textural, it remains very youthful despite its below-average acidity, with notable precision to its ripe fruit tones and chalky structuring extract that provides, to some extent, a compensating sensation of freshness; it's actually evolving more slowly than its 2002 counterpart. (WK)" 94 points John Gilman "In any event, the 2003 Dom Perignon is drinking beautifully in its new P2 guise, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of dried apricot and apple, lovely botanical overtones, still a classic foundation of DP minerality, dried flowers, menthol and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite broad-shouldered in personality, with plenty of mid-palate stuffing, elegant mousse, bright acids and a long, powerful and complex finish that closes with customary mineral notes. This is an outstanding wine that is drinking very well and is really one of the recent vintages of Dom Perignon that performs best at the table. (JG)"
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About Dom Perignon
Dom Pérignon, the prestige cuvée of Champagne’s renowned Moët & Chandon, embodies a rich legacy of meticulous craftsmanship and unyielding pursuit of perfection, inspired by the 17th-century Benedictine monk from whose efforts la méthode champenoise emerged. Committed solely to producing vintage expressions, Dom Pérignon is celebrated for its rigorous selection and blending of the estate's superior grapes, typically realizing no more than six vintages per decade due to the high standards it upholds.
Vincent Chaperon, the winemaker, employs house yeast strains during both primary and malolactic fermentations; each batch of grapes is fermented individually to maintain optimal control over the process. The resultant blend, predominantly equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is adjusted per the demands of the vintage. The wine, embodying the house style of fresh, mineral notes and finely honed structure, rests on its lees for an impressive seven years before undergoing riddling. Following disgorgement, a further resting period of six months precedes release, with exceptional vintages, such as 2008, held back for an extended four years.
Each Dom Pérignon vintage manifests the vision of its eponymous spiritual father, representing a unique creation showcasing the singular characteristics of its vintage. Striking a nuanced balance of ripeness, vibrancy, lightness, and intensity, these wines possess an enduring potential to age gracefully.
This devotion to vintage is evident in every aspect of Dom Pérignon's production. Sourcing only the finest grapes from the 17 Grands Crus and the Premier Cru of Hautvillers, each vintage is an intricate tapestry of nature's bounty and the indelible signature of Dom Pérignon. After an eight-year journey of refinement, each vintage comes to life, complete, seamless, and tactile, a testament to the transformative power of time, precision, and the playful audacity of the house.