In June 2021, Dom Pérignon could release their latest shot on the trunk, namely their Vintage 2012. This was done with a 45-minute long video, where the cellar master Vincent Chaperon showed three areas, the vineyard, the cellar and the tasting room. After the 45-minute long presentation, a zoom call was arranged where 10 journalists could ask various questions.
In the presentation, it is mentioned that 2012 was a year full of contrasts, where the winter offered a lot of challenges in the form of hail, frost and disease. Fortunately for the behemoth Moët & Chandon, the owner of Dom Pérignon, the latter half of the year had something completely different to offer. Here the weather was warm, sunny and absolutely perfect conditions for the grapes to grow and ripen.
A champagne that welcomes you with open arms!
It is not only the cellar master himself who finds Champagne extremely interesting, tasty and elegant. The champagne has received sky-high reviews. James Suckling and Antonio Galloni give the champagne 97 points, with Essi Avellan MW giving it 96 → 98 points. Thoroughly eminent characters.
The wine is possibly more open than the 2008 was at release, has some of the power and richness of the 2002, some of the energy and salinity of the 2004 and yet is sharper and more tense than the 2010, to put the wine in context with the previous releases.
"You have to challenge the wine, to make it sing you have to attack it."
Chaperon therefore recommends spicy dishes, such as Food Pairing.
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 75 cl.