Dom Perignon 2009 is the first time a vintage has been released in non-chronological order, with the 2008 vintage scheduled for late 2018/early 2019.
The reason being, 2009 was a warm year, producing rich fruity wines, and so the first plentitude was reached quicker than the 2008. The stretch of excellent weather conditions in 2009 was unprecedented, and allowed Dom Perignon's Chef de Cave to explore new frontiers of grape ripeness in Champagne.
The pervasive character of the 2009 Champagne vintage is magnificent mature fruit, a viscous, silky texture, and salinity, created under a benign sun. A nose of guava and spicy green grapefruit zest combines with stone fruit: white peach and nectarine. On the palate, the fruit is majestic: ripe, fleshy and profound. The texture is silky, the body is full and the wine has freshness, vitality and length making it great to drink now, but that will also benefit from further ageing.
Sip as an aperitif, partner with seafood, fresh and citrus salads, fish and hard cheese.