2004 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne, France [V-98pts]


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Tasting Notes:

98 points Vinous

The 2004 Dom Pérignon is a totally different beast. It is the product of a very long and cool growing season marked by heavy summer rains in some sectors of the region and then ideal conditions through to harvest. After a brutally torrid 2003, the vines responded by setting a huge crop. In fact, 2004 remains the most abundant vintage in the history of Champagne. The best wines, though, well, they have always impressed with their laser-like cut and focus. That’s exactly what comes through in the 2004 Dom Pérignon. Tasted from magnum, the 2004 shows all the linear energy and crystalline precision of the year, but with that extra magic that comes from fermentation and longer aging in the big bottle. The 2004 has long been one of my favorite Dom Pérignons. From magnum, it is especially captivating. (AG)  (12/2022)

96 points Decanter

This is just beginning to spread its wings and is already supremely drinkable at nearly 15 years of age. It has excellent roundness, with cream and crystallised fruit joined by a touch of oatmeal and oyster shell just kicking in. Again, there’s a gorgeously flamboyant ripeness, which is held in check by some firm, counterbalancing acidity. Some 2004s can be a bit lean on the finish, but this is fluid, elongated and texturally very compelling. A vin de plaisir which will keep on giving for many years to come. (JS)  (11/2018)

96 points James Suckling

A return to regular form after the wild 2003 edition, this is business as usual in terms of the composed and complex swagger that is a hallmark of Dom. Good deep autolysis here, toasty yeasty characters wrap around a wealth of grapefruit and pithy lemon citrus notes; the chardonnay rings clear as a bell at around half of the blend. The palate has assertive, driving power and fully formed deep-seated phenolic presence with a chord of acidity steering it through a long, fresh and gently nutty finish. Classic Dom is back!  (3/2012)

94 points Wine Advocate

The 2004 Dom Pérignon is one of the more reductive, autolytic vintages of this wine to have been released in the last decade, offering up a toasty bouquet of pears, green apple, iodine, peach and smoke. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny textured and fleshy, with a sweet core of fruit, a fine mousse and a vinous profile. The 2004 is drinking well today: as I wrote earlier this year, between the rich, ripe 2002 and the powerful but racy 2008, the 2004 is an excellent but more classically proportioned example of Dom Pérignon. (WK)  (4/2020)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


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Overall outstanding condition