2005 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 97 JM 95 WE 95 WS 94 WA 93
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, July 2015

I believe that the 2005 DP is the best since 2002, which remains the best recent vintage and is probably only eclipsed by the amazing 100-point 1996. The 2005 is a full-bodied DP with so much richness and loads of ripe...
JM 95

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, April 2023

2005 was a warm, ripe vintage that was only spoiled just before harvest by heavy rain showers (which promoted the spread of Botrytis, mainly in the Pinots). The winemaking team at Dom Perignon decided to embrace rather...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, December 2015

With some age, this is a gloriously ripe and toasty wine. It has a rich character emphasized by the round texture and the creamy mousse. It also has great concentration, bringing together acidity as well as dense...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, November 2015

A rich version in an elegant, finely knit frame, with a streak of smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of clover honey, patisserie apple, blackberry and biscuit. Creamy in texture and persistent, with a long...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016

93+ The 2005 Dom Pérignon has a brilliant white-golden color and is intense on the yeasty nose, where vegetal aromas along with almond and rather discreet fruit flavors are displayed, before they intensify and become more...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Since 1743 when it was founded, Moet & Chandon has been passing down unequaled winemaking savoir-faire and an innovative and pioneering spirit from generation to generation. Founder Claude Moet was the first to embody these values when he made his Champagne the most sought-after in Europe. With his grandson, Jean Remy Moët, a pioneering and visionary mind, Moet & Chandon became a major international champagne brand. This saga quickly transformed the family House into a worldwide symbol of success.

The 1,190 hectares of rich limestone soil, 50% of which is classed as Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru, make up the largest vineyard area in Champagne. Underground, the Moet & Chandon cellars are the most extensive in the region. Extending more than 28 kilometers, they form a subterranean labyrinth where the wine metamorphoses under optimum conditions of humidity and temperature.

Moet & Chandon is part of the luxury brands group LVMH, whose other prestigious wine holdings include Chateau d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Krug, and Newton Vineyard, to name a few.

Possibly the world’s most recognized and iconic Champagne, Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon is always a vintage-dated wine comprised of the classic varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Elegant and graceful with excellent aging potential, it is produced only in those harvest years that the Chef de Cave declares to be of exceptional quality.

Dom. Pierre Perignon, revered as the spiritual “Father of Champagne”, was a 17th century Benedictine Monk and cellar master at Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers. He had a singular mission: to create the best wine in the world. To that mission, he dedicated 47 years of his life to invent and perfect the techniques to create a wine whose reputation knows no equal. His life-long work acquired a reputation for excellence which spread rapidly throughout the region, including the favor of the Royal Court during the reign of King Louis XIV.

Today, Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave and Creator of Dom Perignon Vintages, perpetuates the spirit of Dom. Pierre Perignon. The wine is produced by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the largest luxury brand group in the world.

The 2005 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Champagne Blend is a notable vintage from the prestigious producer Moet Chandon in the Champagne region of France. This white wine, sealed with a cork, has an alcohol content of 12.5% and showcases the epitome of a well-crafted Champagne.

Wine Spectator awarded this vintage a score of 94, describing it as "a rich version in an elegant, finely knit frame, with a streak of smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of clover honey, patisserie apple, blackberry, and biscuit. Creamy in texture and persistent, with a long, sculpted finish." The reviewer recommended enjoying this wine anytime from now through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast was even more generous, giving it a 95 and highlighting its maturity: "With some age, this is a gloriously ripe and toasty wine. It has a rich character emphasized by the round texture and the creamy mousse. It also has great concentration, bringing together acidity as well as dense secondary flavors." The wine’s readiness to drink now but its ability to hold well through 2025 was noted, making it particularly suitable for pairing with food.

James Suckling provided an excellent score of 97, emphasizing that the 2005 vintage might be the best since 2002. He described it as "a full-bodied DP with so much richness and loads of ripe fruit such as pineapple and papaya. It has a wonderful, creamy texture and a long and intense finish." He praised its ability to challenge and satisfy with its "strength, depth, and persistence on the palate."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a 93+, noting the wine's "brilliant white-golden color" and "intense yeasty nose" with almond and discreet fruit flavors. The review mentioned that the 2005 vintage has more Pinot Noir than usual, resulting in a tightly woven structure and somewhat edgy finish. Production was lower than usual due to strict selections, producing just half the normal quantity.

Jasper Morris also rated it highly with a 95, reflecting on the challenging conditions of the vintage. He remarked, "2005 was a warm, ripe vintage that was only spoiled just before harvest by heavy rain showers." The winemaking team's decision to embrace the Botrytis resulted in a wine with a "succulent creamy-walnut bouquet" and a marked "bitter apricot note on the finish."

Overall, the 2005 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Champagne Blend is a richly complex and mature wine that has received acclaim from multiple reviewers for its elegance, intensity, and superb aging potential.