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Date Printed: 7/21/2017
Dom Perignon  2003
Dom Perignon 2003
(search item no. 114639)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/21/2017: $159.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 98 points
2004 Decanter rating: 97 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1993 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1992 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1982 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet spirals through a light-filled, floral softness to the gritty minerality that epitomises Dom Perignon, evocative of candied fruit, plant life and exquisite camphor leaf freshness, and finally plunges into darkness, spices and licorice root. On the palate, the wine still has a physical presence. It is striking and demading, tactile and vibrant rather than aromatic. It is built on rhythm and rupture more than harmony. After an initial cloud of stofness, we hit a mineralised verticality that gradually opens out to suggest a bitter, iodised and saline nobility.
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About Dom Perignon:

Dom Pierre Perignon set out his vision to "create the best wine in the world" when he became Cellar Master at the sacred Abbey of Hautvillers in 1668. Over 40 years of dedication to this mission led to him being seen by many as the 'father of champagne', due to his visionary spirit and exceptional daring approach to the wine making process - in which he effectively laid down the fundamental rules in the methode champenoise. A favored wine of the Sun King Louis XIV, Dom Perignon himself compared his wine to "drinking stars".

Dom Perignon is made through an assemblage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, created by using only the best grapes harvested from the 17 Grands Crus in Champagne and the Premier Cru of Hautvillers. One of the principle hallmarks of this House is its absolute commitment in only releasing in a vintage year. This commitment to vintage only requires Dom Perignon to reinvent itself every year, staying true to the daring and creative principles laid down by the Dom Pierre Pérignon himself. Today, this vision is led by Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave.

The flagship of the House – the Vintage Blanc – is a perfect example of the intricacy of Dom Perignon, expressing the perfect harmony and savoir-faire of the wine making process, while the other key pillars; Vintage Rose and P2 Blanc both bring their own different and exciting elements to be explored.