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2009 Moet et Chandon Dom Perignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 8376494 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
stule $215 $215
stemi3 $205 $0
$195
Item Sold Amount Date
I8435252 2 $205 Sep 11, 2022
I8435252 4 $195 Sep 11, 2022
I8413779 4 $195 Sep 4, 2022
I8376494 1 $215 Aug 14, 2022
I8309773 1 $220 Jul 10, 2022
I8297624 1 $215 Jul 3, 2022
I8169680 3 $195 Apr 10, 2022
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RATINGS

97James Suckling

Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous...

96Wine Spectator

...boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea.

94Vinous / IWC

Despite the warm, ripe personality of the 2009 Dom Pérignon is quite gracious, but there is plenty of depth underpinning the fruit.

93The Wine Advocate

Aromas of fresh brioche, green pear, waxy citrus rind, iodine and subtly autolytic top notes mingle in an inviting bouquet... It's a medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy wine that's rich and textural, with good concentration and lively acids...

92Burghound.com

...softly yeasty and citrusy white orchard fruit-suffused nose. There is fine richness to the succulent yet refined middle weight flavors...all wrapped in a moderate dry, classy and focused finale.

17Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Moet et Chandon

Moet et Chandon produces the world’s most famous Champagne – Cuvee Dom Perignon. Located in Epernay, the heart of the Champagne appellation, the company is owned by Moet-Hennessy, party of LVMH Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a French-based company which is the world’s largest luxury goods conglomerate. Moet et Chandon produces several high quality Champagnes, though its premier cuvees are the Dom Perignon and the Dom Perignon Rose. Both are named after the famous 17th-century Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon, who, as his abbey’s cellar master, figured out how to keep bubbles in Champagne by corking it in reinforced bottles. Today Moet et Chandon includes nearly 2,000 acres of vineyards planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. The estate does not release production figures but industry insiders estimate that the Moet et Chandon sells more than 30 million bottles a year, more than twice its nearest competitor, Veuve Clicquot.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.