2009 dom perignon, luminous
Why We're Buying
Perfect conditions in 2008 yielded one of the finest efforts in the history of Dom Pérignon. This assemblage of chardonnay and pinot noir comes from 17 grand cru and premier cru sites, ensuring the highest-quality vintage possible. Dom Pérignon Luminous lives up to its terroir with wine critic James Suckling comparing it to "a top grand cru white Burgundy."
There’s a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029.
This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous Antonio Galloni. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Batard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006.
Unbroken sun through August and early September helped to shape an idyllic harvest, on 12th September. Superb maturity of fruit in flawless health has produced a wine with wafting scents of both fresh and confit of spiced lemon and wild cherry. Despite the heat, the wine has freshness, vitality and length. Still a youngster, this will grow greatly by 2019. A more stylish son of the '03, and cousin of the slender and charming '06. Disgorged June 2016.