98 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2008 Dom Pérignon is once again stunning. More than anything else, I am surprised by how well the 2008 drinks given all the tension and energy it holds. Then again, that is precisely what makes 2008 such a unique vintage – namely that the best wines are so chiseled and yet not at all austere. Lemon peel, almond, mint, smoke and crushed rocks are all finely sculpted, but it is the wine’s textural feel, drive and persistence that elevate it into the realm of the sublime. The 2008 will be even better with time in the cellar, but it is absolutely phenomenal even today, in the early going. Three recent bottles have all been nothing short of magnificent. Drink: 2020-2048. (Jul 2019)"
98 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2008 vintage of Dom Pérignon is an absolute classic in the making and this is destined to be one of the great recent years for this iconic cuvée. It is far more classically structured out of the blocks than the relatively generous 2009 version, offering up a deep, complex and very youthful bouquet of menthol, green apple, a touch of tangerine, a very complex base of minerality and notes of dried flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with precise mousse, brisk acids ans stunning length and grip on the primary and laser-like finish. This will demand some cellaring to start to really stir and should prove to be an extremely long-lived vintage of DP. Stellar juice. 2024-2085. (May/Jun 2018)"
98 points Jeb Dunnuck: " The 2008 Dom Pérignon is the first time the estate has released a wine out of order (the 2009 was released before the 2008) but the estate loved the wine so much they felt it warranted additional aging. This is a rich, powerful wine that still shows incredible purity and elegance, with a stacked, concentrated feel on the palate. It’s rare to find such a mix of ripe, pure, concentrated fruit paired with this level of purity, focus, and precision. This is a legendary Dom that surpasses all the great vintages of Dom I have experience with, including the 1990, 1996, and 2002. Drink: 2018-2038. (Dec 2018)"
98 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): "Seven champagnes were submitted for this tasting at prices significantly higher than this great wine. It’s a simple outcome of supply and demand, for Dom’s production is measured in millions of bottles each year. There are often several vintages on sale, none better than this vibrant, elegant, incredibly youthful 2008. (Nov 2019)"
98 points James Suckling: "The best Dom since 2002. A vintage with very restrained, powerful style... (9/5/18)"
98 points Jasper Morris, MW (Inside Burgundy): "...Sublime, cool fruited on the palate, compact with hidden density and a creamy finish that goes on and on. This will be a Dom Perignon for your children, but if you’re a selfish parent like I am, there will likely be none left to inherit! (5/8/20)"
95-98 points Richard Juhlin: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. (Oct 2019)
96+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The finest release of this iconic cuvée since the 1996 vintage... (Jan 2019)"
96 points Wine Spectator: #5 Top Wine of 2018 (11/30/18).
|Producer||Moët & Chandon|
|SubRegion||Montagne de Reims|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir|