Interview with Chef de Cave Vincent Chaperon for the new launch of Dom Pérignon 2004 Plénitude 2

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Dom Pérignon 2004 Plénitude 2 has finally launched , a few weeks ago Vincent Chaperon, Chef de Cave was in London to launch this champagne. Eighteen years after the harvest how is the second release of Dom Pérignon 2004 looking? An abundant harvest followed from the challenging growing season of 2003 set up some unique growing conditions. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years, during which time the cuvée takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement.

Please explore with us an in depth look at this latest release from Dom Pérignon.

95/100 William Kelley
“The 2004 Dom Pérignon P2 is drinking beautifully on release, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet orchard fruit, fresh peach, pastry cream, buttered toast and cotton candy that display a less reductive profile than the original disgorgement. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, with an ample, enveloping core of fruit, succulent acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a long, sapid finish. Forward and giving, there’s no obvious reason to defer gratification. Drink now through 2035.”

97/100 Alison Napjus
“Delivers mandarin orange, ripe cherry, raspberry and apricot fruit notes, which are an exuberant burst of flavour at the entry point of this otherwise refined and subtle Champagne. The expressive fruit is joined on the lacy mousse by toast, pastry cream, Earl Grey tea leaf and an underpinning of minerally chalk and smoke. Lithe and graceful on the palate, but with a dancer’s sense of restrained power. Drink now through 2037.”