Dom Pérignon Champagne is only ever launched as a single-vintage bottling. Unlike other Champagne houses, that release Non-Vintage (NV; 'multi-vintage' would be a good way to remember it) bottlings, Dom Pérignon is all about individual vintages, and so each release will be different, reflecting the characteristics of a single year.
Good Dom Perignon Vintages
The best vintages for Dom Pérignon Champagne from the past two decades are 2006, 2002, 2000, 1998 and 1996. These vintages are widely regarded as the finest years across the Champagne region.
How long can you keep Dom Perignon?
Dom Pérignon can age for several decades, and is one of the most ageable Champagnes you can buy. How long you decide to age it is a matter of personal preference – when drunk young, Dom Pérignon will is characterised by a powerful fruitiness and refreshing character; but after prolonged ageing it gains maturity and complexity, developing an intense savoury character that is exceptionally food-friendly. The choice is yours!