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August 14, 2013

Dom Perignon 2004

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Dom Perignon 2004 – £465 (6×75) OCC IB
£572.40 including VAT and duty

Come quickly, I am tasting stars…

The performance of vintage Champagne in recent years has been stellar; with the Liv-ex Champagne Index steadily outperforming the Bordeaux focused 50 and 100 indices. Leading vintages of Dom Perignon make up 28% of the Champagne Index, represented by their high performing vintages, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004. 

One of the most exciting releases this year has been that of the critically acclaimed Dom Perignon 2004. A wine considered in the same regard as the exceptional 1996, which trades today for £2,300 a case. We have sourced another parcel of this wine at the exceptional price of £465 for a case of six (in bond). This could be one of the best offers this year, facilitating the purchase of one of their greatest ever vintages at release price.

 

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The 2004 scored 18.5/20 from Jancis Robinson MW; “Very pale straw gold with surely the most discreet bubbles in the champagne world…fairly intense classic toastiness. Minerals and raciness rather than fruit and body”. Serena Sutcliffe MW follows suit: ”An extraordinary honeysuckle and lemon biscuits nose, even a touch of ginger and chili. On the palate, so juicy and limey, honied and citrussy. Pure Fortuny silk texture. Finish of hazelnuts and vanilla, the apogee of finesse and fine-tuning.”

Antonio Galloni scores the 2004 96 points, placing it within the Pantheon of Dom Perignon legends, a score that means this wine is undervalued in the short-term but with incredible potential for price appreciation. The wine has found immediate favour and availability in the market is low. Great vintages of Champagne have enormous global demand on release, at which stage they are ready to drink and find their way into restaurants, clubs and private cellars. Within a short period their supply becomes insufficient to meet market demand and prices rise. Buying on release provides the singular opportunity to buy the wine before market forces cause price appreciation. Whether for investment or consumption this latest vintage is one to collect.

2004, 96 – £465
2002, 96 – £550
1996, 98 – £900
1990, 96 – £1,100
1985, 96 – £1,200

“The 2004 Dom Pérignon continues to develop beautifully. Vibrant, focused Champagne, the 2004 clearly reflects the personality of the year. Freshly cut flowers, white peaches and pears are woven together in a Champagne that impresses for its focus and energy. Chiseled saline note support the crystalline finish. I imagine the 2004 will always remain relatively bright and linear, but at the same time, each time I have tasted it over the last two years the 2004 seems to have a little more body and broader shoulders. The 2004 will appeal most to readers who find the 2002 and 2003 too exuberant. There is a lot to like in the glass.” Antonio Galloni