Champagne – the classic drink of celebrations around the world. And nothing is more classic than Dom Pérignon. With the recent release of the 2004 Vintage – a perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes – the result is a fusion of complementary and contrasting elements.
“The 2004 vintage has Dom Pérignon’s harmony and streamline, and also its particular embracing quality. It is all there, expressed in a way that enhances its classicism,” says Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave. “In the end, the challenge was greater than expected. The vintage’s introspective quality meant that we had to interpret its very core, discerning its potential while using its consistency with sufficient restraint. That was the true creative act in the making of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004.”
“It is similar to creating a piece of fine sculpture. In some years, the generous maturity of the wine requires that it be carved from the outside to refine and purify its structure. In the case of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, the ethereal balance of the vintage needed to be sculpted from the inside to respect its subtle dynamics.”
Easily comparable to Dom Pérignon Vintage 1970, Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 remains unique in the history of Dom Pérignon vintages, maintaining a rare paradox of confidence and flexibility, without losing any of its mystery.
“The final note is the one that matters the most,” says Geoffroy. “It is the wine’s defining characteristic, its signature. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004’s signature is the intriguing vibration that comes from the depths of its singular aging process.”
“2004 Dom Pérignon: super-racy, elegant and mineral driven. This is a taut, focused style of Dom Pérignon that stands apart from the more boisterous 2002 and 2003.” – Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker board
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