2012 Gift Box
The 2012 Dom Pérignon has turned out very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with notes of Anjou pear, smoke, toasted nuts, freshly baked bread and crisp stone fruit. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's still tightly wound, its incipiently fleshy core of fruit framed by racy acids and chalky grip, complemented by a classy pinpoint mousse. A touch drier and a touch less reductive than the 2008 out of the gates, these two vintages are clearly destined to be compared for some time to come; but at this early stage, my instinct is that the 2012 will have the edge in the long term.
Country/Region: France, Champagne
Grape Variety: Proprietary Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml
Ratings: Robert Parker 96+
Best serve at 8 – 10°C. The Champagne is perfect as an aperitif it will delight your guests and celebrate a moment in time.