Dom Pérignon Grand Brut 2013

A$420.00

Availability
Out of stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
98 points

Vintages

2013

Description

Dom Pérignon is synonymous with vintage champagne. Each Vintage wine is meticulously crafted from the finest grapes harvested in a single exceptional year. It reinvents itself by capturing the unique essence of the seasons, refusing to release a Vintage unless the harvest meets its exacting standards. After a minimum of eight years of careful nurturing in the cellars, the wine emerges as the epitome of Dom Pérignon, embodying its ultimate promise. This is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the epitome of harmony and excellence.

The 2013 Vintage showcases a remarkable harmony between the pinot noirs and chardonnays, combining acidity with full-bodied richness. Its delicate aroma unfurls in a captivating spectrum of colors: the vibrant green of eucalyptus, mint, and vetiver; the warm yellow-orange of mirabelle plums, apricot, and orange blossom; the deep brown of pepper, cardamom, and licorice sticks; and, finally, the shimmering silver notes of saline and toasty nuances. The palate offers an elegant experience, characterized by opulent simplicity and precision. The initial sip envelops you in an ethereal embrace, and as it develops, a refined and silky foundation comes to the forefront. The finish is marked by a lingering salinity that imparts a profound sense of consistency.

In 2023, Tastingbook.com crowned Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013 as the #1 Champagne in the World, a testament to its unrivaled quality and distinction.

"The 2013 growing season was two weeks late all through, including picking starting as late as 30 September, and 90% of the crop was harvested in October, even later than in 2004 (1988 and 1996 were also late), even though summer was one of the hottest and driest in July and August. Vine leaves were very pale and falling to the ground. Vincent Chaperon was visited by a consultant from the south of France who was amazed by this." - Jancis Robinson

Ratings

Score
98 points
Review

A driven and serious Dom Perignon with aromas of chalk, biscuits, apricot stones and lemons. Some spice and dried flowers, too. So sleek and sophisticated. Elegant. Yet, it’s long and powerful, with a sharp minerality. Tight and precise. Reminds me of bottles from the 1980s, such as 1988. It really takes off.

Score
18.5 points
Review

The 2013 growing season was two weeks late all through, including picking starting as late as 30 September, and 90% of the crop was harvested in October, even later than in 2004 (1988 and 1996 were also late), even though summer was one of the hottest and driest in July and August. Vine leaves were very pale and falling to the ground. Vincent Chaperon was visited by a consultant from the south of France who was amazed by this. Yields were reduced, which was a surprise because they were expecting a big vintage after the small 2012. Quality was very varied and there was some botrytis. The third period of the growing season was two weeks of rain in September. Vines on clay and sand really suffered; less so on chalk, especially the grands crus. Some people started to pick now but the trick was to wait for the lovely weather at the end of September and beginning of October. It was quite warm for the season and some east wind dried out the vines in some places, so some 2013s from lesser sites are not so good. Chardonnay fared better (riper) than Pinot Noir, so the 2013 Dom Pérignon is skewed towards Chardonnay. Total production was about the same as in 2012: lowish, unlike 2004 or 2018. Disgorged October 2021. To be launched at the end of 2022.

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
7-10 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2032
Food pairing
Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

Tasting Profile

Nose
The delicate nose unfolds in swaths of colour. The green of eucalyptus, mint and vetiver, the yellow-orange of mirabelle plums, apricot and orange blossom, the brown of pepper, cardamom and licorice sticks, and finally silvery saline and toasty hues.
Palate
The mouthfeel is elegant, expressing luxuriant simplicity and precision. The attack is enveloping and ethereal. The refined and silky foundation becomes more pronounced at the heart. The finish is dominated by a salinity that leaves a deep sensation of consistency.

Dom Pérignon Grand Brut 2013

Dom Pérignon Grand Brut 2013
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