Dom Perignon 2010
A pretty DP now with richness and freshness, showing dried-lemon and light apricot character. Some pineapple, too. It’s full-bodied and grows on the palate, with intensity and maturity. Goes on for a long time. This is nicely framed and focused. One for the cellar. Drink or hold.
98 Points, James Suckling
A vintage Vincent Chaperon is convinced has been misguidedly overlooked. 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir. Dosage 5g/l. This bottle was disgorged February 2019. Amazingly, obviously, Dom P on the nose –the powerful lemon-mousse nose came soaring out of the glass long before my nose got anywhere near it. Massive intensity of complex aroma hints that this might be a little blowsy on the palate but not a bit of it. It’s really tense and tight on the palate and has a certain fumey smokiness to the very concentrated palate. But its most marked feature is the persistence of the finish. This, along with the concentration, makes me confident we will be seeing this in a P2 version, even though 15% of the potential Pinot Noir was left on the ground. Definitely not a weak vintage of Dom P. 2020-2030
18.5 Points, Jancis Robinson