Dom Perignon 2010 Luminous Collection Brut 1.5L

Dom Perignon 2010 Luminous Collection Brut 1.5L

Region: Champagne, France



Dom Pérignon 2010 Luminous is an embodiment of elegance and balance. Its luminous appearance in the glass sets the stage for a sensory journey that is nothing short of extraordinary. On the nose, this champagne radiates with the irresistible sweetness of tropical fruits, including green mango, melon, and pineapple. These vibrant fruit notes give way to more nuanced aromas, with a subtle tingle of orange zest and the misty allure of mandarin orange. As the wine breathes, its freshness unfolds, reminiscent of the earthy bloom that follows a refreshing rain. On the palate, Dom Pérignon 2010 Luminous makes an immediate and lasting impression. It possesses an ample presence, with a full and robust body that commands attention. A sappy sensation dominates initially before gracefully giving way to the aromatic complexity. The wine's body unfurls generously, firm and beautifully controlled. Then, it contracts with precision, allowing the wine to vibrate with a medley of spices and a subtle hint of pepper. This dynamic energy is sustained throughout, leading to a scintillating, saline finish that lingers in the memory. Dom Pérignon 2010 Luminous captures the essence of a truly remarkable vintage, leaving an indelible mark on the palate and a lasting memory of its exceptional character.

Robert Parker - 92 Points

"A charming, demonstrative vintage for this cuvée, the 2010 Dom Pérignon bursts with notes of mandarin, golden orchard fruit, toasted bread, almonds and petrol. Medium to full-bodied, rabid and ample, with a fleshy core of fruit and an open-knit, giving style, it has taken on a bit of texture since I last tasted it, but it remains fundamentally forward and immediate."

Antonio Galloni - 93 Points

"The 2010 Dom Pérignon is hard to get a read on today. I have tasted it four times over the last few months, and my feeling is that it is still not totally put together. Apricot, pastry, chamomile, mint and light tropical notes are all signatures of a hot vintage with a very fast final phase of ripening that trails only 2002 and 2003 in terms of sugars. Of course, the year had plenty of challenges. The first part of the year was marked by cold and very dry weather during the winter and spring. June saw heat and some stress in the vines. July and August were quite warm, with heavy rains on August 15 and 16 that caused a widespread outbreak of botrytis that accelerated rapidly in the days leading up to harvest. Chef de Caves Vincent Chaperon explained that Chardonnay was favored over Pinot because better aeration within the clusters helped fend off rot, while parcels that had been less stressed by the June heat also suffered less from the effects of botrytis. Perhaps because of the unevenness in the season, there is also something disjointed about the 2010. While sugars were high, so were acidities, just behind 2008 in the decade of the 2000s. It will be interesting to see where the 2010 goes over time. It is the first vintage made under the direction of Vincent Chaperon, who worked alongside outgoing Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy for many years. (Originally published in August 2020)"