We are delighted to offer the newly-released 2013 Dom Pérignon. Rated at 95+ points by William Kelley and described by him as “a lovely wine”, the 2013 is the latest in a series of sensational vintages for this most famous of Champagnes. Sadly, availability is tiny this year as the amount released onto the market has been drastically reduced. This means that those who wait are likely to be disappointed.
James suckling is also a fan of this 2013, calling it “A driven and serious DP”, and “Elegant. Yet, it’s long and powerful”. He awarded it a stellar 98 points after his last tasting.
95+ points William Kelley
Disgorged in October last year, the 2013 Dom Pérignon is a lovely wine, defined by the long, cool growing season. Offering up aromas of crisp stone fruit, tangerine oil, buttered toast, pear, almonds and clear honey, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with bright acids and a pillowy, enveloping profile, concluding with a long, saline finish. Vincent Chaperon recalls that shatter at fruit set moderated yields and that a drying east wind in the weeks before harvest helped to maintain the good sanitation necessary to wait to pick at full maturity. (2022) www.robertparker.com Drink 2023-2043
98 points James Suckling
A driven and serious DP with aromas of chalk, biscuits, apricot stones and lemons. Some spice and dried flowers, too. So sleek and sophisticated. Elegant. Yet, it’s long and powerful, with a sharp minerality. Tight and precise. Reminds me of bottles from the 1980s, such as 1988. It really takes off. Disgorged October 2021. Drinkable on release in January 2023, but better in a couple of years. A DP for the cellar. www.jamessuckling.com