In the 17th century, the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon nurtured an ambition to create “the best wine in the world”. We think it's safe to say that he did just that, because today, Dom Perignon is a household name and one that is adored by collectors, critics, sommeliers and celebrities around the world.
In terms of the 'big house' producers, it's one of our favorites. Pound for pound, these are tough to beat. They mature unbelievably well, and if you have the opportunity to get your hands on their extended aging releases, they are a joy to experience. While a bottle of 2002 Krug will run you close to $600, you can get your hands on a bottle of 2002 Dom Perignon for nearly half the price - Just $350/bottle!
As we know, Dom Perignon only produces vintage Champagne. What does this mean? It means that they have an unyielding commitment to bear witness to the harvest of a single year, whatever the challenges, even going as far as not declaring a vintage. Typically, only six vintage each decade meet their high standards. Always a blend of Chardonay and Pinot Noir, and always absolutely delicious.
The GRW team recently retasted the 2002 and we loved it so much, we went DEEP on stock. We got access to over FIFTY six-packs, and we just couldn't say no. Pristine original cases, bought on release, in quantities you won't find anywhere else. These will be arriving to us at the end of Fall, just in time for the holidays! Now is your opportunity to store away some Dom for the winter, we promise you'll thank us later.
"2002 ranks alongside 2008 when it comes to the best vintages of the decade." - Decanter
"The 2002 Dom Pérignon is unforgettable. Rich, sumptuous and flamboyant to the core." - Galloni
*Please note - These will arrive at the end of Fall. Let us know what you might be interested in.
The 2002 Dom Pérignon is unforgettable. Rich, sumptuous and flamboyant to the core, the 2002 captures all of the radiance of a year in which ripeness in the Chardonnays was pushed to the edge. The 2002 is oily and viscous on the palate, with tremendous textural resonance in all of its dimensions. Tropical fruit, pastry and exotic floral notes all build as the 2002 opens up with air. I can still remember the first time I tasted the 2002, here in the Hautvillers cloister, with former Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. It was thrilling back then, and is every bit as memorable today. - AG98
Wonderful elegance and balance to this Dom Pérignon with cooked apple, lemon and hints of white pepper and salt. It’s medium-bodied with really fine bubbles and balance. Spicy at the end. So wonderfully fresh, linear and long. Racy and elegant. A DP that invites to drink right now. All about finesse. Tension, too, with precise phenolics and bright acidity on the back palate. Subtle energy. - JS97