dom perignon 2002
WINE SPECTATOR
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2002 dom perignon

Why We're Buying

Dom Pérignon is the granddaddy of all Champagne. Named after the legendary Benedictine monk that pioneered the style, this blend of chardonnay and pinot noir is an essential part of any wine collection. The $200+ bottle has graced the tables of kings and queens and is the third most popular wine globally on Wine-Searcher.com.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

A rich and smoky Champagne in a graceful package, with a beautiful, fine-grained texture to it and layers of flavor-biscuit, candied lemon peel, coffee liqueur, chamomile, pine, crystallized honey and wood smoke. This is the haute couture of the Champagne world-all about elegance, texture and attention to detail. Drink now through 2027.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Ripe apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine's volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in it the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032