Sale!
Dom Pé

Dom Pérignon Lenny Kravitz Edition Gift Box 2008

The 2008 Champagne Festa Continues!

I often bag the big houses. Reality is at the bottom end, their juice is just battery acid with alcohol and bubbles in it. The top end, the super cuvées, there’s another story. Dom Pé as I affectionately call it, along with Krug NV, Cristal and Sir Winnie Churchill are made with unlimited resources, of Grand Cru vineyard, and, as much time and detail in the winery as needed. The results are very tasty!

2008 Fizz to devour: 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal, 2008 Bollinger Grande Année & 2008 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill

$299.00 $255.00

In stock

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

From the Winery

2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies – an exception in a decade characterized by bold, generous sunshine. Just when the harvest was getting underway, the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had truly outstanding balance. The vines were in perfect health.

To the bracing acidity, concision and aromatic purity expected of the 2008 vintage, Dom Pérignon adds depth, density and complexity. The light is warmer and less harsh.

On the Nose

The opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody and roasted notes.

On the Palate

After a long period of reluctance, the wine is finally opening up. There is complete balance between the nose and the palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character is now also expressed with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage’s characteristic acidity is remarkably well integrated. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky and highly promising.

The wine enjoys duality: warmth & freshness, meat & iodine pairings, cooked & raw. Spices enhance and accentuate 2008’s effervescence and densify the wine. Dom Pérignon likes playful experiences: culinary art, textures, and matters.

Changing of the Guard

On January 1, 2019 Vincent Chaperon became the Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave. He succeeded Richard Geoffroy, with whom he has been working closely since 2005. This transmission is a compelling milestone in the history of Dom Pérignon, embodying a living heritage.

Throughout these past 13 years of intensive and close collaboration, Richard Geoffroy and Vincent Chaperon have nurtured continuous dialogue between their two approaches, as if they had been chosen through some predestined plan.

Vincent Chaperon took the responsibility for pursuing the Dom Pérignon quest. This entails three essential missions: take charge of the material legacy of existing vintages, embody the vision of Dom Pérignon and the intangible heritage passed on by Richard Geoffroy, and last but not least, carry on the commitment to vintages that defines the soul and raison d’être of Dom Pérignon, guiding it into the future.

RICHARD GEOFFROY

Between 1990 and 2009 Richard Geoffroy declared no fewer than 15 vintages in the cellars of Dom Pérignon, expressing the creative ambitions of the Maison and its unwavering commitment to an aesthetic ideal. His interpretations of the Dom Pérignon vision gave birth to the creation of the Plénitudes and their vocation: express the successive plateaus of a champagne as it matures.
Richard Geoffroy has expanded, enriched, refined and shared the universe of Dom Pérignon experiences as never before. His explorations have encompassed collaborations with global culinary luminaries such as Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrià or Jean-François Piège, as well as artists renowned for their creativity, including David Lynch, Jeff Koons, Lang Lang and Lenny Kravitz.

VINCENT CHAPERON

Since he began working alongside Richard Geoffroy in 2005, Vincent Chaperon has taken part in thirteen harvests and declared four vintages with him. They are, in the order in which they were declared, the 2005, 2006, 2009 and, most recently, 2008. Avid for lesser traveled paths and guided by a passion as observant as it is reasoned, Vincent Chaperon brings to the Dom Pérignon project his winemaker’s sensitivity and commitment to progress. In recent years, he has initiated bold explorations of Dom Pérignon and its creative heritage. Today, these initiatives have begun to inform the knowledge, perception, vision and experience of Dom Pérignon in inventive and unprecedented ways that are already inspiring the future.

98 Points

The best Dom since 2002. A vintage with very restrained, powerful style that has been released non-sequentially after the 2009. This has a lighter stamp of highly curated, autolytic, toasty aromas than many recent releases. Instead, this delivers super fresh and intense aromas of lemons, grapefruit and blood-orange peel. Incredible freshness here. The palate has a very smoothly delivered, berry-pastry thread with light, sweet spices, stone fruit and fine citrus fruit. This really delivers. Drink now or hold.

James Suckling

98 Points

The 2008 Dom Pérignon is the first time the estate has released a wine out of order (the 2009 was released before the 2008) but the estate loved the wine so much they felt it warranted additional aging. This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate. It’s rare to find such a mix of ripe, pure, concentrated fruit paired with this level of purity, focus, and precision. This is a legendary Dom that surpasses all the great vintages of Dom I have experience with, including the 1990, 1996, and 2002.

Jeb Dunnuck

96 Points

There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2033.

Wine Spectator

96 Points

The super-fresh nose combines notions of smoky flint, lemon and wet chalk, yet hints at generosity. Minuscule bubbles create immense creaminess on a palate that dances on its light feet and channels freshness into poise. There’s a promise of future richness and depth, always with ozone freshness and lasting length. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035

Decanter

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Moët et Chandon, Avenue de Champagne, Épernay, France