Welcome! This is our Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2012 review.
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne is an iconic and highly sought-after wine that is considered to be one of the finest Champagnes in the world.
Produced by the legendary Champagne house of Dom Pérignon, this wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that were carefully selected from the best vineyards in Champagne.
Find below our Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2012 full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne Review
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne review: What's its color?
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne has a bright golden color with fine bubbles that create a persistent mousse.
The appearance is elegant and refined, promising a sublime sensory experience.
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What Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne taste like?
All grapes are from the 2012 vintage, a great vintage in terms of grapes freshness and generosity. The wine aged for 9 years on the lees.
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On the nose, it is complex and enticing, revealing a bouquet of aromas.
The first impression is of fresh and ripe fruits, such as white peach, apricot and pear, followed by hints of exotic spices, such as ginger and cardamom.
As the champagne opens up, it reveals more subtle notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, caramel and honey.
The nose is mesmerizing and alluring, inviting you to take a sip.
On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with a creamy texture and a fine mousse.
The flavors are consistent with the nose, with a prominent presence of citrus fruits, such as grapefruit and lemon, and a hint of minerality.
The wine has a long and elegant finish, with a touch of salinity that leaves a refreshing sensation on the palate.
Is Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne wine is a brut wine with roughly 5 g/L.
Brut wine contains less than 12 g/L.
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Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne review: Which food pairs well with it?
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne is a complex, elegant, and bubbly Champagne.
Bubbles cleanse the palate and as such sparkling wines are very versatile wines that can pair with many dishes and can be used throughout a meal.
Classic appetizers are seafood risotto or pasta, salty olives, French fries, and salads to name some.
Meat wise go for turkey, chicken with sesame, and veal for example.
For fish, we recommend oyster, caviar, scallops, lobster, sashimi, and fish tartare.
If you are a cheese lover you should try it with cream cheese like Camembert and Brie to name some.
And yes, in case you wonder, it goes well with dessert too like macaroons, chocolate, Paris-Brest, and Saint-Honoré for example.
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne review: What's its alcohol content?
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne wine’s alcohol content is 12.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Dom Pérignon?
Here is an extract from the Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne brand website:
“Dom Pérignon’s creative ambition is a perpetual quest for harmony as a source of emotion.
Every creative process faces constraints. For Dom Pérignon, this means always a vintage wine.
An unyielding commitment to bear witness to the harvest of a single year, whatever the challenges, even going as far as not declaring a vintage.“
Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2012 is an exceptional wine that embodies elegance, finesse, and refinement.
Its complex aromas and flavors make it a perfect Champagne for special occasions, and it is sure to impress even the most discerning wine lover.
This Champagne is a testament to the winemaking expertise of Dom Pérignon and the terroir of Champagne.
Treat yourself or your loved ones to a bottle of Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2012 and experience the ultimate in luxury and sophistication.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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