Ben says

★★ Great Wine This behemoth of a wine brand comes with a level of expectation that you do wonder if you can really match. It is doubtlessly a great wine; mature but vivid, long but fresh with citrus, rich but layered. It is like viewing a perfectly designed home interior, appreciating the craft but knowing that this isn’t really home. If you’re saying cheers to big occasions, there’s few labels that convey how special the moment is, but those once in a lifetime celebrations deserve something closer to home.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend with 12.5% abv.

Grown in: Champagne, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

If you’re going to drink a label like Dom Pérignon I’d serve it on its own or with a mix of salty but simple canapes. If you really want to drink it with food, kick off a dinner party with scallops and bacon bits.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Walker & Wodehouse portfolio tasting. Find in the UK for circa £195.00 at The Champagne Company.

Reviewed and tasted: 20/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon is widely credited as the person who invented Champagne. The label Dom Pérignon, today regarded as one of the finest Champagnes, was first registered by Eugene Mercier, who sold it to the Champagne house Moët & Chandon in 1937. It is used on Moët & Chandon’s top cuvée. The wine is only made in the very best years and the current cellarmaster is Vincent Chaperon.