dom perignon, chef de cave legacy edition 2008
JEB DUNNUCK
98
JAMES SUCKLING
98

2008 dom perignon, chef de cave legacy edition

Why We're Buying

Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave Legacy Edition belongs in the highest echelon of Champagne. Wine Spectator ranked the 2018 vintage as the fifth-best wine of the year, while wine critic Wilfred Wong saying, "There is no question this is one of the winery's best efforts." Jeb Dunnuck also praised it as superior to the estate's iconic 1990, 1996, and 2002 vintages.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2008 Dom Pérignon is the first time the estate has released a wine out of order (the 2009 was released before the 2008) but the estate loved the wine so much they felt it warranted additional aging. This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate. It’s rare to find such a mix of ripe, pure, concentrated fruit paired with this level of purity, focus, and precision. This is a legendary Dom that surpasses all the great vintages of Dom I have experience with, including the 1990, 1996, and 2002.

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

The best Dom since 2002. A vintage with very restrained, powerful style that has been released non-sequentially after the 2009. This has a lighter stamp of highly curated, autolytic, toasty aromas than many recent releases. Instead, this delivers super fresh and intense aromas of lemons, grapefruit and blood-orange peel. Incredible freshness here. The palate has a very smoothly delivered, berry-pastry thread with light, sweet spices, stone fruit and fine citrus fruit. This really delivers. Drink now or hold.

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2033.