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Dom Perignon 2000

Top 10 Prestige "Tete de Cuvee" Champagnes 2009

Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon

Champagne Moët & Chandon
2000 Dom Pérignon

Even before rappers started waxing poetically on the bubbly beverage, Dom Pérignon was a well-known, well-regarded Champagne house even among people who only dreamed of tasting it. Hard to believe it’s named for a 17th century monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon,who is believed to have said upon his first sip of Champagne, "Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" You’ll taste anise, dried ginger, pear and mango as you toast to the one of winemaker’s greatest visionaries who became a household name. Dom Perignon is produced only in exceptional vintage years, so it’s hard to predict when the next one will be produced, but 2010 will yield a redesign of the iconic bottle, courtesy of Marc Newson.

Rating: 17/20
Price: $125

Also try the 1996 Dom Pérignon Rosé, $400.

For more information on pairing Dom Pérignon, see our story on exploring the 7 sensualities.

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