2013 Dom Perignon, 6x750ml

2013 Dom Perignon, 6x750ml

49% Pinot Noir and 51% Chardonnay with a dosage of 5g/l

Alcohol: 12.5%

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Critics Score: 95+

Publication: William Kelly, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2023-2053

Disgorged in October last year, the 2013 Dom Pérignon is a lovely wine, defined by the long, cool growing season. Offering up aromas of crisp stone fruit, tangerine oil, buttered toast, pear, almonds and clear honey, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with bright acids and a pillowy, enveloping profile, concluding with a long, saline finish. Vincent Chaperon recalls that shatter at fruit set moderated yields and that a drying east wind in the weeks before harvest helped to maintain the good sanitation necessary to wait to pick at full maturity.
2012 was always going to be a tough act to follow but it has turned out to be another of the best Champagne vintages of the decade. Jancis Robinson describes it as: "Coming up on the outside lane in terms of qualty and longevity" and "The vintage releases show great tension and will probably outlast the 2012s".

There will be no 2014 or 2016 vintage released for Dom Perignon and the 2013 is relatively small in volume. It is one of the must-have Champagnes of the vintage.

The 2013 winemaking year proved a welcome reconnection with the glorious past of late harvest vintages. After a cold, wet winter, spring was gray, quite cool and extremely rainy. The vines began budding about two weeks later than the average for the decade, a delay that lasted all the way until the harvest. The hot and dry summer was the sunniest on record in the Champagne region, proving particularly beneficial for the quality of the grapes. Rain in early September quickly ceded to easterly winds that kept the grapes healthy until they were picked. The harvest at Dom Pérignon begins on September 28. Tasting this vintage revealed a promising balance between acidic and full-bodied.