The 2004 Harvest
The 2004 vintage leaves its mark on the history of Dom Perignon for its ease and generosity. In contrast with the year before, vine growth was regular and progressed without incident, while the bunches were of a significant number and size. While the weather remained moderate for some time with the month of August particularly coo – the vintage was defined by the dry heat of the final weeks before harvest. The harvest began on 24th September with the grapes displaying excellent ripeness and health.
On the nose
On the nose, aromas of almond and powdered cocoa develop gradually into white fruit with hints of dried flowers. Classic toasted notes give a rounded finish and denote a fully realized maturity.
On the palate
On the palate, the wine instantly traces an astoundingly dine line between density and weightlessness. Its precision is extreme, tactile, dark and chiselled. The full taste lingers with the utmost elegance on a sappy, spicy note.