Wine Spectator 95 points - A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of creme de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Drink now through 2031. From France.-A.N..December/2015
James Suckling 93 points - A fresh and lighter-framed Dom on the nose with a bready, lemon and fresh-melon-fruit nose. It’s chalky and gently spicy - kind of skimming the surface though in terms of the potential this Champagne has. It’s more primary and less toasty, though the latter will come in time. The palate’s bright, fleshy and softly spoken with a core of gentle yellow-plum and berry-fruit flavors. The pinot noir drives this, and there’s smooth, sorbet-like, mouth-filling flesh. It finishes easy and needs to grow in complexity. Some bright, spiced white strawberries to close. Best around 2020..October/2016
Made exclusively from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from Grand Cru vineyards and from the oldest vines at the Abbey of Hautvillers, champagne Dom Perignon is produced only in exceptional vintage years.