A limited edition from Dom Perignon Bjork & Chris Cunningham
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006, Bjork and Chris Cunningham find an incarnation in the limited edition sets in honor of the 2006 vintage Champagne
Tasting notes, The Wine Advocate, 96 points
The 2006 Dom Pérignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvée contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, unusually aromatic and fruity DP with a long and tension-filled expression.
During a visit at Dom Pérignon in Hautvillers in March this year, I tasted the three recent vintages of the prestige cuvée plus the often-underrated 1998. Along with the Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004, it was the most fascinating cuvée of the tasting that was as spiritual as it was adequate with regards to the history of the human Dom Pérignon.
Dom Perignon limited Bjork & Chris Cunningham
Bjork & Chris Cunningham
It is expressed through the birth of the vintage 2006 from the cellars and its first illumination generated by the receptive warmth of the world. They crafted the distinctive limited edition as a way to reinforce the indissoluble link between earth and emotion.
Together, the Creators envisioned a shining beacon of exuberant earthy green light for the Blanc that shines down on the bottle from above, visually piercing the glass with its glow. The shards of light that escape from it echo the feeling during the vintage’s tasting, bearing witness to the unequivocal sensation that crosses the mind as Dom Pérignon’s champagne penetrates the heart, and warms it in its unique and indefinable light.
The Power of Creation
Since its origin Dom Pérignon’s ideal is endlessly renewed, and it is at the heart of the work of Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave. In its tradition of creative collaboration, Dom Pérignon has teamed up with leading artists in different creative fields to give new interpretations to a particular vintage.
In the spirit of daring the Power of Creation that guided Dom Pierre Pérignon to elaborate his wine, Dom Pérignon attracts kindred creative spirits in the worlds of art, design and the performing arts. A mutual admiration animates the collaborations in a natural and authentic way, based on shared values of beauty, integrity and excellence. The results, always stunning and meaningful.
The commitment of the vintages Creator in respecting terroirs and seasons is absolute, as the essential ingredients of the assemblage are born from their fertile depths, the founding act of the Dom Pérignon vintages. It then creates an emotion for the one who experiences it. The organic link becomes real between the physical world, in which a distinctive terroir intertwines with the action of time in the cellars and the world that creates emotions beyond compare.
Then comes time
The complexity of Dom Pérignon comes from a slow elaboration process during which the wine goes through several metamorphoses, three Plénitudes throughout the vintage’s lifetime.