HDH Wine

2002 Dom Pérignon Brut, P2 Vintage


$399.00 per Bottle


223 Bottles




"Yet another exclusive preview, this P2 had not yet been released, with 2019 looking likely. And it still got my (joint) highest mark. So, here is the first P2 of the evening and a fitting moment for Richard to wax lyrical again: P2, he says, "goes beyond Champagne." The wine must be "inviting" and therefore marry gravitas and profundity on the wine side, with a playful, almost ludic spirit on the other, thereby underscoring the inherent tension, conceptual and gustatory, that underpins the whole evening. P2, he says, must be "deeper, richer, longer... better than P1." Otherwise, why release it? Jancis praises the "drive," the vinosity, and the length. The sweet and savory indulge us is a seductive embrace: Gustav Klimt in a glass, maybe. Outstanding." Simon Field MW, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 63
(WFW, 01/01/2019)

Rating: 99

"Brioche and yellow fruit cede to wet stone and iodine...then a citric clasp, with intimations of the boudoir and spice doing battle with salinity and sapidity." (98 points) Simon Field MW, The World of Fine Wine, Issue #65, Q3 2019
(WFW, 07/01/2019)

Rating: 98

"The 2002 Dom Pérignon P2 is wonderfully open in its aromatics, but a bit less giving on the palate, especially next to the regular release. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and white pepper open up first, followed by hints of apricot, honey, chamomile and light tropical notes. Interestingly, the P2 is quite a bit less tropical than the original release. Chef de Caves Vincent Chaperon told me he thinks the original release shows more of a buttery character because of the combination of the ripeness of the vintage and the natural evolution of the wine post-disgorgement under crown seal, as opposed to the P2 which stayed much longer on its lees. It is hard to know if that is an exact explanation, but the reality is that the two 2002s are quite far apart stylistically." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/24/2019)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2019-2032

(WA, 04/09/2020)

Rating: 95

"Now this is Dom P at its most classic! Biscuity nose with butter and biscuit dough but with great freshness and delicacy too. Really lovely. Great poise and – still – lots of tension!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 07/12/2019)

Rating: 19.5
Drink from: 2018-2030

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