Vinous – 95
The 2003 Dom Pérignon remains surprising for its body, freshness and overall intensity. A Champagne of phenolic power and resonance, the 2003 drinks well now, but also clearly has the stuffing to age. I was hardly surprised to learn that a P2 Edition will be released within the next year or so. My basic feeling about the 2003 remains the same – it is a Champagne that will only be fully appreciated down the line.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Robert Parker – 93
The 2003 Dom Perignon is maturing very gracefully in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of smoke, bread dough, waxy lemon rind and confit citrus. On the palate, the wine is ample, vinous and full-bodied but retains excellent definition, and it’s structured around chewy dry extract from mature skins, which compensates for its comparative lack of acidity. It will be interesting to follow its evolution over the coming decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033
JancisRobinson.com – 17
Racy and lacy and confident. Bit of bite and not as long as some but perfectly creditable. Quite sweet and not the longest but very far from a failed Dom.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021