Dom Perignon is couture in a glass, always more than the sum of its parts, a champagne based not on a recipe, but only on the alchemical arts of its maker. It took Dom Pierre Perignon, Cellar Master at the Abbey of Hautvillers, the man recognised as the creator of the champagne we know and love today, 47 years of humility, education and hard work to create his "ideal" wine during which he pioneered many of the methods that became the way in which champagne continues to be crafted to this day. Dom Perignon is unique in the Champagne world. It is only ever a vintage (made from the grapes of a single years harvest) with a minimum of 7 years of ageing. If the Grand Cru grapes are not up to its high standards, a vintage is not declared.
A superior vintage to the 2003, Dom Perignon 2004 had a very good growing season with little or no problems, something which is very rare. The resulting Champagne will sure to be a classic with wine critic Antonio Galloni, saying It will appeal most to readers who find the 2002 and 2003 too exuberant. There is a lot to like in the glass" (96/100 points).