Tasting Notes - "Tasted several times, "dry dry" and "very dry" appear and reappear from 1971. A lovely firm champagne, highly elegant and refined. Then not tasted for ten years, but still clear, with a lovely effervescence. To generalise: characteristic "dryness" of chardonnay on the nose. On the palate, very dry, medium-bodied, elegant, excellent flavour and good length - what the French call persistence." Michael Broadbent, "Le Livre des Millesimes, Les Grands Vins de France", 2nd edition, 1993.
The 1962 Harvest - After an extended winter, the spring of 1962 was hit hard by storms and hail. The early summer was cold, and flowering was late and lingering. Fine weather in September continued well into the harvest, which did not begin until October 4th.
The Dom Pérignon brand name was first registered by Eugène Mercier, the founder of Mercier Champagne. He subsequently sold the brand to the Moët & Chandon Champagne house, who used the Dom Pérignon name for its prestige cuvée first released in 1937. Both Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon are now part of the LVMH group, with Richard Geoffroy, chef de cave since 1990, at the helm.
Dom Pérignon has set down its guiding winemaking principles in a manifesto. This document declares Dom Pérignon's commitment to vintage wine blended from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Geoffroy is in charge of declaring a Dom Pérignon vintage.
From 2014, Dom Pérignon abandoned the term oenothèque to describe its late-release Champagnes, but has instead replaced this with the term Plénitude. This style is achieved when the wine is left in contact with the lees for a slow, but active maturation. This process occurs in stages and is carefully monitored by the chef de cave. When a window of opportunity, or "plénitude", presents itself, the wine is disgorged and released to consumers.
Each vintage has three Plénitudes. The first occurs after approximately nine years and is called Dom Pérignon Vintage. The wine reaches its second Plénitude at approximately 12-15 years and this is Dom Pérignon P2, formerly known as the first oenothèque. The final Plénitude, Dom Pérignon P3, occurs after approximately 25 years.
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
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For faulty products, The Prince offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
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