About This Wine
Decade after decade, the benchmark Champagne has been Dom Perignon.
While there have been challengers to the sparkling wine throne through the years, Dom Perignon maintains a consistent level of superior quality that is equaled in some years by some Champagne houses, but seldom surpassed. The “winning streak” continues with the 2002 vintage.
Like all Champagne, the ’02 Dom Perignon is an ever-evolving wine. Early on, it was extremely floral, reminiscent of jasmine. It had an almost “chewy” mouthfeel, very much like the 1982 vintage, and left a creamy impression on the palate. More recently, its fruitful character has emerged, offering impressions of apricot and peach, with dark berry undertones from the Pinot Noir in the blend.
What will it taste like when you drink it? That depends on when you drink it, as this wine has the potential to age gracefully — and constantly evolve — for another 20 years or more. That’s what benchmark wines do.
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.
- Grape Composition:A Traditional Blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Champagne Growing Region of France
- Aromas & Flavors:Apricot, Peach, Dark Berries, Minerals & Cream
- When to Drink:Now Through 2032
- Food Pairing Suggestionsushi, foie gras, or caviar.