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Dom Perignon 2008
"The best Dom since 2002."
- Champagne, France
Price include Dom Perignon gift box and free standard delivery.
"...what I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions." 98+/100 Vinous (Jul-2018)
"The best Dom since 2002." 98/100 James Suckling (Sep-2018)
"...masses of energy here, as well as the usual flirtatiousness." 18.5/20 Jancis Robinson (Jun-2018)
2008 was a suitably epic wine to signal the changing of the guard at Dom Perignon as Richard Geoffroy, maitre de cave at the maison since 1990, hands over the reins to Vincent Chaperone. I first tried 2008 at the official launch at the French Embassy back in June, the culmination of a vertical of 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 and it made for a grand finale – combining many of the qualities of the different vintages in this exceptional decade for DP.
“Repetition is the enemy” says Richard of vintages, “but re-invention is your friend” finishes Vincent, and 2008 is a welcome re-creation of 1996 which, also a muscular vintage and poised with pent-up energy, had similarly high expectations. However, critically 2008 was harvested later and at perfect phenolic ripeness – “08 is a ’96 on testosterone”, continues Richard. But alongside the evident coiled power, there is the classic Dom elegance, very pure and focussed aromatics juggling white flowers and smoke. The palate has great vibrancy and fine-boned oyster shell acidity. Trust me - this going to be very special. /Tom, Honest Grapes Wine Director
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|Wine Type||Sparkling wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
|Food Match||Indulgence - Truffles|
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Due to high demand we've temporarily increased our standard delivery fee to £12.50 for orders under £75 - orders over £75 still come with free delivery!
We are also no longer able to guarantee “Express" next day delivery. We hope to have this back up and running as soon as possible but in the meantime, our deliveries will take a little longer than usual (roughly 2-3 days).
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These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.
Standard Delivery takes 2-3 working days and costs £7.50 for orders under £75. Orders over £75 are subject to FREE Standard Delivery. Standard and Express Delivery is available for most mainland UK postcodes as listed in our T&Cs. Express Delivery costs £12.50. Express delivery orders over £75 are £5.
For Express Delivery (next working day) orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm will be received after two business days. Orders placed for next day delivery after 1pm on a Friday and before 1pm on a Monday will be delivered on Tuesday. Orders placed on a Bank Holiday will be similarly processed the day after the Bank Holiday and delivered the following day.
Same Day Delivery costs £20. This option is available to most London postcodes as listed in our T&Cs, if ordered by 1pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If ordered after 1pm, you will receive your order on the next working day. We may be able to organise a speedy courier for you, so please call or email us if you have special requests. What a great way to get that wine to your office or home for the evening!
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