2009 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
James Suckling | 97 JS
Generous, elegant and full of pleasure, there's lots of complexity in this curvy wine. It has a rich creaminess with minerals, chalky depth and a round mouthfeel. Flavours of cox’s apple, soy, gentle ginger spice, sweet patisserie and cappuccino are joined by a fine and persistent acidity. Profound length. Drinking Window 2019 - 2032
Decanter | 96 DEC
There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029.
Wine Spectator | 96 WS
(Dom Pérignon Brut (Moët et Chandon)) The 2009 Dom Pérignon is going to be one of those atypically generous vintages of this bottling in its youth, as the warm, “solar year” of 2009 will make this a star to drink relatively early on. The superb bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of apple, peach, a touch of orange zest, salty minerality, fruit skin, a touch of iodine and a gently floral topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very, very long and precise, with a bit more of a fruit-forward personality than most releases, coupled with excellent grip and focus on the backend. The mousse is tight and utterly refined, as is the case with every vintage of Dom Pérignon. A superb wine. This is one vintage where it will not border on a crime to drink the wine young! (Drink between 2018-2065)
John Gilman | 94 JG
The 2009 Dom Pérignon is open, seductive and radiant, as it has always been. Soft curves, mid-weight structure and tons of plain allure make the 2009 impossible to resist in its youth. This bottle, the best I have tasted so far, offers a distinc citrus and floral-driven profile that adds a good deal of brightness. Above all else, the 2009 is a gorgeous Champagne to drink now and over then next few decades. This is the first time in the house’s history that a vintage was not released sequentially.
Vinous Media | 94 VM
Aromas of fresh brioche, green pear, waxy citrus rind, iodine and subtly autolytic top notes mingle in an inviting bouquet, introducing the 2009 Dom Pérignon. It's a medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy wine that's rich and textural, with good concentration and lively acids despite being the ripest rendition in the history of this cuvée. As I wrote earlier this year, while the wine is open and enveloping, there's also enough energy and structure here to promise good mid-term aging potential, something that becomes more apparent as the wine loses a little puppy fat.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 93 RP
Whiffs of reduction and petrol largely dominate the softly yeasty and citrusy white orchard fruit-suffused nose. There is fine richness to the succulent yet refined middle weight flavors that are shaped by the typically fine mousse of Dom, all wrapped in a moderate dry, classy and focused finale. This is actually quite elegant for the vintage and unlike several other recent vintages that will require more time, the 2009 version could actually be enjoyed now thanks to the solid concentration and slightly lower acidity. With that said, I would be inclined to hold this for a few more years first though again, this is sufficiently supple such that it wouldn't be a vinous crime to pop a bottle today.
Burghound | 92 BH
Sokolin 2009 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Tasting Notes:
Once you start with this bottle, you will find it very difficult to stop. The surge of fresh, creamy apple, the playful mango and honeysuckle, the sheer density of this full-bodied wine - it all adds up to an unforgettable drinking experience. And what better way to live through such an experience than to share it with the people closest to your heart. The 2009 vintage is in its prime, so don't hesitate to wrap your lips around these beauties.
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Dense and bombastic, while retaining purity and elegance.I felt like experimenting with Champagne, and this is where my journey led me. I certainly have no regrets, as this wine is quite remarkable, even though I’ve personally enjoyed certain other vintages a bit more. It’s got everything you could want from a DP, and probably more. Dense and bombastic, while retaining purity and elegance.
The flavor of white raspberry stands out from the bunch, but the Earl Grey and mousse notes don’t lag too far behind. The bouquet is opulent and perfumes the mouth long after you’re done drinking. It’s got a pretty affordable price tag, so I can easily recommend it.
refreshing like a fruit salad in midsummerOur son loves Champagne, so we wanted to surprise him during his next visit. I don’t know who ended up happier – him for falling in love with this vintage, or us for having witnessed it. It’s certainly an explosive wine, with a lot of density and power. It’s full-bodied and has a very tight and precise texture. It massages the tastebuds with a lovely package of mango, cream, and apple flavors, like a fruit salad in midsummer.
Since we all had so much fun with the last bottle, we are making plans to order more. I would encourage any Champagne lover to give this vintage a try, for sure.