Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 2010
At the beginning of the year there were no ideal weather conditions - an extreme winter was followed by a mild and rainy spring.
The formation of the flowers proved to be a challenge and the danger of mould grew.
The thunderstorms in July led to fears that the quality of the grapes could be affected.
In August the weather was perfect.
Apart from a hailstorm in Hautvillers, Verzenay and Chouilly on September 4th, it was hot and dry throughout the harvest.
The harvest began on 12 September under ideal conditions.
The grapes were ripe and of impeccable quality.
The Pinot Noir grapes had surprisingly little colour.
The bouquet initially unfolds with notes of guava and spicy green grapefruit zests, which combine with stone fruit aromas of white peaches and nectarines.
These are rounded off by aromas of woody vanilla and lightly toasted brioche. The grapes have an impressive ripeness, fruitiness and depth.
The strong impression of persistence surpasses the richness of nuances and a certain sensuality. The power of the wine is remarkably restrained.
In the end, the various flavours - silky, salty, juicy, bitter and iodine - converge in a long finish.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir.