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Dom Pérignon Plenitude 2 Brut 2004

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Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
99 points

Description

Dom Pérignon, a hallmark of exceptional craftsmanship, is exclusively available as a vintage champagne, reserved for only the most extraordinary years. Each vintage is a singular creation, a unique expression that mirrors both the essence of the year and the distinct character of Dom Pérignon. Following a minimum of eight years of lees aging in the cellars, the wine embarks on its initial journey of discovery, known as Plenitude 1. During this phase, it exhibits youthful fruitfulness and a broad, textured profile attributed to its contact with the lees. Dom Pérignon's signature aroma is a delicate hint of smokiness, a testament to the meticulous, oxygen-free winemaking process.

With every sip of Dom Pérignon, one is treated to the pure essence of fruit character. Depending on the vintage, the dominant Pinot Noir grapes impart flavors of red fruits like raspberry, peach, and dark cherry. Meanwhile, the Chardonnay grapes add a supportive layer of chalky texture and a delightful array of yellow-hued fruits, including plum, apple, and tropical notes of pineapple.

The 2004 winemaking year etches a remarkable chapter in the storied history of Dom Pérignon, characterized by its extraordinary grace and munificence. This exceptional year unfurled in an almost idyllic fashion, a seamless procession of seasons devoid of any disruptions or excesses. A pleasantly cool August seamlessly transitioned into a few weeks of parching, sun-soaked heat, setting the stage for the creation of this exceptional vintage. On September 24th, the harvest commenced, yielding grapes of unparalleled ripeness and quality.

In this second plenitude of the 2004 Vintage, the fruit maintains its discreet presence while gaining clearer definition. It gracefully transitions from citrusy notes of pink grapefruit and blood oranges to the luscious richness of figs. Extended aging on the lees enhances the vintage's minerality, imbuing it with the sublime maturity that characterizes Dom Pérignon. Plénitude 2, 2004, unveils a symphony of flavors including cocoa, mocha, roasted nuts, brioche, and honey.

This wine dances on the precipice, offering immediate surprises as it evolves, oscillating between tension and weightlessness. It possesses an unparalleled, tactile precision, resonating with depth and sculptural finesse. All these sensations converge into a persistent and elegantly structured finish, underscored by lingering, sap-filled hints of licorice.

“It’s a wine which is dancing,” Dom Pérignon chief winemaker Vincent Chaperon says. “It’s wine that’s all about the fruit. All about the volume. It’s so easy to drink, so harmonious. It’s certainly the most ethereal, the most airy, the most gravity-defying wine of our operation.”

Ratings

Score
99 points
Reviewer
Tasting Book
Score
97 points
Review

Structured, tight and mineral with so much tension. White grapefruit, lemon rind, dried apple, seashell, iodine, biscuit and blanched almond. Vibrant. Fantastic focus and verticality. Disgorged July 2021. Will be released October 2022. Drink on release or hold.

Score
97 points
Reviewer
Wine Spectator
Review

Mandarin orange, ripe cherry, raspberry and apricot fruit notes offer an exuberant burst of flavor at the entry point of this otherwise refined and subtle Champagne. The expressive fruit is joined on the lacy mousse by hints of toast, pastry cream and Earl Grey tea leaf, with an underpinning of minerally chalk and smoke. Lithe and graceful on the palate, but with a dancer's sense of restrained power. Drink now through 2037.

Score
96 points
Reviewer
Decanter
View Reviewer
Review

P2 is the acronym for the Plénitude 2 series, Dom Pérignon’s second life. It indicates that bottles are kept by the house to let them age on the lees and to obtain different expressions of the same wine throughout its life, letting time work its magic and thus acquiring additional complexity. This year, Dom Pérignon’s cellar master, Vincent Chaperon, decided to release the 2004 vintage. ‘2004 was a contrast to 2003,’ he said. After rain in January, the spring was hot and sunny, like the beginning of summer. But the summer was wet, with 50% more rain than in an average year. Despite this, the health of the grapes was stable and the crop was abundant. ‘This is quite a perfect vintage,’ he added. The bouquet impresses with its finesse and elegance, its delicate aromas of pastry, orchard fruit, nuts, and lemon oil, and both iodine and chalky hints with air. The palate is medium- to full-bodied, very charming, with a sappy texture, racy acids, and a long and lingering finish. This is a very harmonious and rather chalky Dom Pérignon, which must be approached in its singularity. Time is a real asset here. Dosage: 5g/L.

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
8-10 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2040
Food pairing
The wine is vibrant, a trait that can be revealed by lobster, molé verde and cardamom. The combination of veal, dashi broth and spirulina will bring out the paradoxical facet of the wine while pigeon, pistachio and kalamanci baklava will highlight its light.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Aromas of sweet orchard fruit, fresh peach, pastry cream, buttered toast and cotton candy that display a less reductive profile than the original disgorgement.
Palate
Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, with an ample, enveloping core of fruit, succulent acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a long, sapid finish.

Dom Pérignon Plenitude 2 Brut 2004

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