Dom Pérignon 2009 | Glorious, seductive and simply irresistible
2009 Dom Pérignon is a vintage that will put a smile on the faces of Champagne drinkers everywhere; it is quite simply the perfect Champagne to be drinking this season.
It has captivated the world’s most influential critics: Jancis Robinson comments, 'palate-enrobing’; Decanter, ‘charming'; Antonio Galloni, 'totally seductive'; Steven Spurrier, 'glorious fruit', to name a few, and their scores match the effusive praise. There are few Champagnes that garner this amount of admiration on first release and that are so enjoyable to drink straight away.
It is for this reason, after many tastings, 2009 Dom Pérignon has become a firm favourite with the Goedhuis team. Its seductive charm has left us spellbound. In the glass it is open and expressive. Its fresh mineral nose sparks the senses into action; oyster shell and gun flint, intermingled with smoky toasted brioche and floral honeysuckle notes, the suave ripe fruit aromas are open-knit and alluring. However, it is the palate that is exquisite, the depth of flavour and layers of fruit are beautifully expressive, harmoniously enveloping your palate and culminating in a vibrant saline finish. The power and incredible aromatic persistence along with a beautiful silky texture are simply irresistible.
James Suckling hits the spot saying, ‘It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Bâtard-Montrachet.’ And Galloni sums it up perfectly, ‘The 2009 Dom Pérignon is a gorgeous, totally seductive Champagne that will drink well right out of the gate.... the 2009 is one of the most accessible young Dom Pérignons I can remember tasting.'
Don't hesitate to secure a case of this beautifully crafted and utterly delicious Dom Pérignon.
The seductive 2009 Dom Pérignon has become a firm favourite with the Goedhuis team. Marked out by its open expression and its fresh mineral nose of oyster shell and smoky gun flint. The palate is exquisite, with profound depth of flavour and a vibrant saline finish. Its power, aromatic persistence, and silky texture are simply irresistible.
Very pale, very youthful nose. Lots of zest and freshness. Introvert and tight. But approachable in terms of texture. The flavour is not fully formed yet but it is already a pleasure to drink from the point of view of balance, presumably due to relatively low acidity. Light hint of bitterness on the end. Length. Palate-enrobing! Lovely texture.
This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Bâtard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006. Drink now.
The 2009 Dom Pérignon is a gorgeous, totally seductive Champagne that will drink well right out of the gate. Medium in body and unusually open-knit at this stage, the 2009 is one of the most accessible young Dom Pérignons I can remember tasting. It is an excellent choice to drink while waiting for the release of the stellar 2008 and some recent vintages that remain very young, including the 2006. Despite the warm, ripe personality of the 2009 Dom Pérignon is quite gracious, but there is plenty of depth underpinning the fruit. With each successive tasting, the 2009 seems to have gained more power and breadth, especially on the finish. Above all else, the 2009 is decidedly restrained for a warm, radiant vintage. It is not as overtly flamboyant as the 2002 nor as phenolically intense as years like 2003 and 2006. Instead, the 2009 is a beautifully balanced Champagne, with all of its elements in the right place.
Unbroken sun through August and early September helped to shape an idyllic harvest, on 12th September. Superb maturity of fruit in flawless health has produced a wine with wafting scents of both fresh and confit of spiced lemon and wild cherry. Despite the heat, the wine has freshness, vitality and length. Still a youngster, this will grow greatly by 2019. A more stylish son of the '03, and cousin of the slender and charming '06. Disgorged June 2016.
Released before the 'tighter' 2008, the standout character of the 2009 according to chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy is fruit, glorious fruit'. With its floral note, taffeta texture and linear finish, this balances power and restraint with precision and charm.