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Moët & Chandon 2008 Brut Champagne Dom Pérignon Legacy Edition

2008: A CHAMPAGNE MIRACLE — 2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies – an exception in a decade characterized by bold, generous sunshine. Just when the harvest was getting underway, the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health. To the bracing acidity, concision and aromatic purity expected of the 2008 vintage, Dom Pérignon adds depth, density and complexity. The light is warmer and less harsh. ON THE NOSE: The opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes. ON THE PALATE: After a long period of reluctance, the wine is finally opening up. There is complete balance between the nose and the palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character is now also expressed with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage's characteristic acidity is remarkably well integrated. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky and highly promising. FOOD PAIRING: The wine enjoys duality: warmth & freshness, meat & iodine pairings, cooked & raw. Spices enhance and accentuate 2008’s effervescence and densify the wine. Dom Pérignon likes playful experiences: culinary art, textures, and matters.

 Producer Moët & Chandon
 Region Champagne
 Country France
 Type Champagne
 Varietals ChardonnayPinot MeunierPinot Noir
 Vintage 2008

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5 out of 5 starsReviewed on December 14, 2018

 

#5 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2018 

 


"Dom Pérignon liberates the 2008 vintage, freeing it from an over-literal interpretation of the canons of champagne." — RICHARD GEOFFROY, DOM PÉRIGNON CHEF DE CAVE
 

 

 

 

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Épernay, Marne, France Épernay, Marne, France

Avec un domaine viticole de plus de 1100 hectares, Moët & Chandon est le premier producteur mondial de Champagne. Ses 27 kilomètres de caves et 100 millions de bouteilles stockées sous terre en ont fait la première Maison de Champagne dans le monde. With a vineyard of over 1100 hectares, Moet & Chandon...

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