Dom Perignon was a 17th Century monk who strived to create the best wine in the world at the time. Oh, and he also invented a little thing called the cork! No wonder then that he’s dubbed as the spiritual father of Champagne. Dom Perignon Champagne
Upon drinking his first sip of Champagne he yelled “I’m drinking the stars!” Ironic, as these days it’s the stars who are drinking it. The rich and famous have been sipping Dom for over 90 years since its first release in 1921.
This is the 42nd vintage of this luxury vintage Champagne brand that is known to often fetch ridiculous sums at auction houses. The 2008 vintage saw near perfect conditions in Champagne, what they called a “Champagne miracle“. It’s the first time in Dom Perignon history they’ve released a vintage out of order, with the 2009 release before the 2008, as they felt it needed more time. Well, now’s that time and it’s every bit the world class Champagne you’d expect.
2008 also saw the changing of the guards of Dom’s “Chef de Cave” role from Richard Geoffroy to Vincent Chaperon. Since 1990 Geoffroy oversaw an impressive 15 vintages of the world’s most famous luxury Champagne. Asked what he plans to do next he simply said “It’s not wine, that’s all I can say. There is no wine life after Dom Pérignon.”
Note: This bottle has been carefully stored in our temperature controlled wine cellar.