Tasted: Dom Pérignon 2010

A warm vintage troubled by rapidly proliferating botrytis in the vineyards. With cellars filled up to the rim with fine 2008 and 2009 champagnes and the global financial crisis slowing sales, few vintage releases were declared. But the ones ones that were have brought about great surprises, the finest of them to date being Dom Pérignon 2010:

Gorgeous, amply toasty and smoky nose, still holding back. The fruit is impeccably crisp and appetising but still the palate carries the best surprises. There is such volume and generosity but look at the acidity rolling in complementing the exciting textural dynamics. It comes with a superbly saline and perfectly pristine finish, leaving the mouth satisfyingly refreshed, yet yearning for more. There is an appetising fluffiness to the mousse and the wine takes its 5g/l dosage effortlessly. This undoubtedly is a Dom Perignon that will keep on giving. 95 points with potential for 97.