"The 2005 Dom Pérignon opens with the classic Dom Pérignon bouquet. Warm toasty notes meld into expressive fruit in a supple, silky Champagne endowed with stunning depth, nuance and complexity. Sweet floral notes add lift as the wine opens up in the glass. Overall, the 2005 is a relatively delicate, gracious DP, but what it lacks in depth it more than makes up with persistence and its open, totally inviting personality. Today it's hard to see the 2005 making old bones, but it is a gorgeous wine to drink while the 2004 ages. In 2005, the release is scheduled to last about six months, which means production is down around 50% over normal levels. All I can say is the 2005 is fabulous, especially in a vintage that required considerable sorting to eliminate rampant rot in the Pinots."
Antonio Galloni, VinousScore: 95/100
"This has a lovely pale yellow colour with flashes of green – like young Chablis. The mousse is fine and consistent, and the nose is impressive: limey, steely and precise. There is a touch of toasted Brioche underneath the citrus. In the mouth this is ready to go – drink it tonight. Still steely, and still very precise, there is a structure that is reminiscent of the brilliant 2004 though less tightly wound and less compact. This is rather like very clean, very focussed white Burgundy with a hint of bubbles. Very good and, coming back to it, there is a creaminess developing. Lovely for drinking now."<p>Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE
The 2005 Dom Perignon has a brilliant white-golden color and is intense on the yeasty nose, where vegetal aromas along with almond and rather discreet fruit flavors are displayed, before they intensify and become more rich. Firm, fresh and elegant, this is a full-bodied, complex and pretty rich, well concentrated and creamy-textured DP with a tightly woven structure; it has a still somewhat edgy finish. There is bit more Pinot Noir than usual in this blend, whereas the produced quantity is relatively low. Due to strict selections, just the half of the normal quantity was produced. Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com
Stephan ReinhardtScore: 93/100