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November 24, 2015

Dom Perignon Bjork and Chris Cunningham 2006

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Art, wine and music have long been associated due to their subjective rewards. However, wine apart from its colour has no visual expression, the medium for enjoyment are its sensory flavours. In comparison, art is visual and music auditory. Dom Perignon have, over the last five years, embarked on an admirable and exciting project, which strives to extend the visual aspect of wine, partnering with world famous artists to represent their great cuvee: Karl Lagerfeld, David Lynch, Andy Warhol (studio) and Iris Van Herpen have all successfully collaborated with Dom Perignon to create limited edition designs.

This year Dom Perignon have joined forces with the world renowned Icelandic singer Bjork and her longtime video collaborator Chis Cunnigham to create a limited edition bottle and coffret for the truly exceptional 2006 Blanc vintage and the 2004 Rose vintage. Bjork and Cunningham have named their Dom Pérignon creation ‘From Earth to Heart’ and their design represents a laser-like ray of green light which shines down on the bottle, piercing the glass. The shield on the bottle thereon reflects the laser-light as it infuses into the wine.

Dom Perignon’s collaborative bottles rise in price after release, due to their limited production and strong global demand. This years’ release is made more compelling due to the exceptional quality of the 2006 Blanc, the highest scoring Dom Perignon in decades, having been awarded 97 points from Antonio Galloni and Richard Juhlin, making it a unique opportunity whether for investment or future consumption. It is a wine that collectors should have in their cellars. Dom Perignon’s Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy, described the 2006 as having “generous aromatic ripeness”, adding: “It’s juicy and opulent, and sings of the uncharacteristically hot and sunny July and September months that year.” In addition the 2004 Rose has also received universal critical acclaim awarded 96 points by Antonio Galloni and Richard Juhlin, making it one of the finest Roses in Dom Perignon’s history.

Dom Perignon Blanc, 6x75cl Vintage Release Price Market Price
David Lynch 2003 £480 £660
Jeff Koons 2004 £500 £625
Metamorphosis Iris Herpen 2004 £510 £650
Bjork and Chris Cunnigham 2006 £510 £510

 

This release has been exclusive in Harrods since October, the Blanc retailing at £870 (6x75cl) including duty and Vat and the Rose £930 (3×75). We are delighted to be able to release this highly sought after limited Edition today, for £630.90 duty and Vat paid per 6x75cl case of 2006 Blanc and £639.45 per case of 3x75cl Rose. These represents a true collectors item at very compelling release prices.

Blanc – Richard Juhlin, 97 Pts
“It’s not often you fall backwards when a wine is first launched on the market. This time both me and my friends, who got to try this jewel at my champagne bar, fell in love instantly. It is all here so beautifully orchestrated in this incredibly well-balanced and flowing rich symphony. It is so voluptuously charming and welcoming immediately, but at the same time so complex that the interest in what you will discover in the next gulp never ceases. Here are all the pillars that I perceive a Dom Pérignon should have. A gigantic large and intense aroma, a silk caressing structure and a dazzling grand finale. Notes from the sea, roasted nuts, coffee, brioche, tropical green fruits, stone fruit, green apples, sweet orange citrus, gunpowder, nougat, mushroom cream and black truffle are all there like a perfectly tailored tuxedo. Love at first sight.”

Blanc – Antonio Galloni, 97 Pts
The 2006 Dom Pérignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Pérignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest. The 2006 falls into the family of riper, more voluptuous Dom Pérignons, but without veering into the level of opulence seen in vintages such as 2002.

Rose – Richard Juhlin, 96 Pts
Tasted next to the lovely 95 P2 this wine felt very young and almost a little verdant. Otherwise, everything is here already. Great flowery and fruit. Obvious hints of milk chocolate, nougat, purple roses, raspberry, orange and Granny Smith apples. A tight and classic contexture. Unfortunately, far too many bottles of this adorable beautiful wine will be drunk far too early by night crowds worldwide.

Rose – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 96 Pts
The 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé has put on remarkable weight over the last year or so. A rich, voluptuous wine, the 2004 Rosé hits the palate with stunning depth and resonance. The flavors are bold, rich and beautifully resonant from start to finish. Raspberry, cranberry, smoke, spice and crushed rocks build to the stunning, powerful finish. Vinous and ample, the 2004 Rosé will drink well for decades. The 2004 just keeps getting better with time in bottle.

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