Time to Try Dom Perignon Champagne

If you’ve splashed out on a bottle of Dom Perignon, you might want to know how it tastes before you pop the cork. This handy guide details the history of the exclusive brand of champagne and gives you an idea on what to expect from its unique flavour.

Dom Perignon Champagne: a brief history lesson

Dom Perignon Champagne: a brief history lesson

Believe it or not, Dom Perignon was a real person. In fact, he was a 17th-century Benedictine monk who has gone down in history for being the “inventor” of champagne. This was at a time when the famous region’s wines were still predominantly red. Contrary to popular belief, however, Dom Perignon did not discover the method by which champagne is produced, but he did contribute greatly to its quality. The first vintage Dom Perignon was made in 1921 but not introduced for sale until 1936. Another interesting fact is that, until 1943, the champagne was produced from vintage Moët and Chandon and transferred to 18th-century-style bottles after extended time periods in the cellar. Now, the Moët and Chandon champagne house still continues to manufacture this brand and it is considered as France’s leading sparkling wine.
Champagne Dom Perignon 2005

The taste and aroma of Champagne Dom Perignon

Champagne Dom Perignon is only available as a vintage. With the Dom Perignon Blanc 2004, made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, buyers should expect aromas of almond and powdered cocoa on the nose that will gradually develop into hints of white fruit and dried flowers. You can experience the champagne’s maturity in the classic toasted notes that provide a rounded finish. On the palate, the wine treads a boundary between weightlessness and density, with a taste that elegantly lingers on a spicy note. Also available are Dom Perignon Rosé 2003 that provides the palate with complex yet refreshing flavours of ripe fruit, strawberry, guava, violet and vanilla. Additionally, the Dom Perignon P2 has a full and intense bouquet of honeysuckle, orange fruits and toasted almonds. This champagne demonstrates precisely its vintage with a smoky, biting and energetic finish.