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2008 Dom Perignon

By Dom Perignon

2008 Dom Perignon by Dom Perignon

An absolute triumph, the 2008 Dom Perignon from Dom Perignon is undoubtedly a testament to the meteoric alchemy at play within this legendary Champagne house. 2008 was a year of climatic tension, with a long, cold winter followed by a grey and overcast spring. Yet, late summer sun enhanced ripening, culminating in harvest with ideal maturity and healthy grapes — a recipe for greatness.

 

Sweeping majesty, an impeccable investment

The 2008 vintage shines with majestic appeal in the world of fine wine investment. Dom Perignon’s commitment to perfection paired with an extraordinary vintage has created a gem that holds indubitable promise for investors seeking both immediate pleasure and long-term value.

Compared to its peers, this vintage is singular, expressing an almost ethereal elegance and profound complexity. Subtle floral notes mingle with citrus zest and crunchy orchard fruit aromas. Subsequent sips reveal the wine's true depth: warm brioche, smoke, toasted almonds - an opulent sensory symphony punctuated by a minerality typical for this challenging yet rewarding year.

 

2008 Dom Perignon: The Epitome of Elegance

In 2008, the Champagne region witnessed exceptional conditions that sculpted wines of undeniable caliber. Renowned for their commitment to exactitude and unyielding quality, Dom Perignon seized the opportunity to craft a composition of riveting complexity and exhilarating power.

The 2008 Dom Perignon from Dom Perignon possesses a mesmerizing balance of robust structure and subtle allure. The vivacious effervescence dances intricately on the palate while matured lemon confit, marzipan, and honeysuckle descend gracefully into a long and enchanting finish.

This extraordinary vintage showcases remarkably astonishing staying power while still retaining the inherent elegance and grandeur for which Dom Perignon is globally revered. For sophisticated collectors and savvy investors alike looking to further elevate their portfolios, this elegant beacon of timeless delight makes for an exquisite addition — encapsulating the very essence of what investments in fine wine should be about: sublime enjoyment combined with the immense satisfaction of owning one of the crème de la crème vintages from such an eminent Champagne house.

Market price (CAD)

$3,250.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

130

Scores and tasting notes

95

The 2008 Dom Pérignon continues to show very well, offering up a pretty bouquet of Anjou pear, fresh peach, citrus oil, fresh pastry, smoke and iodine. On the palate, it's full-bodied, lively and incisive, with an elegantly textural attack and a creamy core of fruit that's underpinned by a bright but nicely integrated spine of acidity. The finish is long, saline and well-defined. As I wrote earlier this year, this is the finest Dom Pérignon since 1996, Richard Geoffroy's push for additional ripeness working well with the late-maturing, high-acid vintage. While it can be appreciated young, the 2008 will really start to blossom with five or six years of bottle age.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 April 2020

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