Dom Perignon 2009 by Tokujin Yoshioka
Celebrating the solar decade, this limited edition by Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka reflects the character of the vintage. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art. His works are displayed as part of permanent collections in such highly reputed museums as MoMA in NYC, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. Tokujin Yoshioka was named one of the "100 most respected Japanese by the world," by the Japanese edition of Newsweek and one of "The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010" by Fast Company magazine in the USA.
The stretch of excellent weather condition of 2009 was unprecedented, and allowed Dom Perignon to explore new frontiers of grape ripeness in Champagne. The vintage offers a taste of the ripest and richest fruit, grapes in their prime, with the promise of the future wine's freshness and energy. The 2009 vintage brings a prodigious, sunny, bold and generous decade to a close.
On the nose: Notes of guava and spicy green grapefruit zest combine with stone fruit: white peach and nectarine. The wine opens up, with the whole complemented by woody vanilla and warm, lightly toasted brioche.
On the palate: The fruit is majestic: ripe, fleshy and profound. Beyond the richness and a certain voluptuousness is a strong impression of consistency that prevails. The wine’s power is remarkably restrained. The various sensations – silky, salty, sappy, bitter and briny – converge and persist.