Concentrated and remarkably well-defined. The fullness is structured, rich. The silky, spicy material very gradually disappears into a mineral, iodine, salty finish.
The 2003 vintage is one of superlatives: a year like no other, defined by extremes. The vineyard was first touched by severe spring frosts and then by an unparalleled heat wave. The vintage of a perfectly ripe and healthy small harvest, is thus the most precocious since 1822.
This special limited edition release showcases fashion designer Iris Van Herpen's concept of metamorphosis as embodied by Dom Pérignon. The über premium bottle and presentation box is inspired by fossils and features striking organic structures in its design. Celebrating the evolution and transformation of Dom Pérignon 2003 as it mutates and changes over time in the bottle, this release arguably represents the most ambitious Champagne/fashion collaboration to date. Highly collectable (and here for a short time only) Dom Pérignon “Metamorphosis” displays all of the hallmark power, opulence and intensity that marks the 2003 harvest as being one of the most attractive of recent times.