Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013 is here: Where to buy, and how you can have a taste of it
Get a taste of it at this one-Michelin star restaurant in Singapore.
Wines, champagnes, cognac and more beverages brewed for vintage collectors are a severe test of delayed gratification. Between growing and selecting the finest ingredients and ageing the final product, every bottle you see on shelves is a product that can only be there after years of going through processes that need to succeed at every stage.
If you haven't heard, Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2013 quietly joined the latest vintage series. Known for using the finest grapes from the best vineyards in Champagne, France – Dom Pérignon vintages are aged for a minimum of seven years before they're released onto the market. The brand follows a strict manifesto for its growing, ripening and ageing requirements – further emphasised by Jean-Baptiste Terlay who mentioned during the dinner that there wasn't a Dom Pérignon 2011 due to the terrible year for vineyards.
We had a chance to taste the 2010, 2012 and 2013 vintages during a media tasting (2011 did not have a vintage as it did not pass their quality check), and spoiler alert, 2013 was quite the popular choice on the table.
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013 was last seen available on Crystal Wines for S$338, but frequent checks have seen fluctuations between OOS and limited availability, which has led this writer to believe that it may be launched in small batches. But don't wait too long; this is a good vintage year to hoard.
If you didn't manage to get your hands on one, or would like to try it out first, do it at the one-Michelin-starred 28 Wilkie, where Dom Pérignon has collaborated for a 5-course pairing menu that lets guests experience the different facets of the Dom Pérignon Vintage.
The pairing menu takes guests through five facets of the Dom Pérignon Vintage, opening with Intensity, a cauliflower-based dish paired with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010. It is followed by Precision, a sweetbread-based course paired with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012. Next are Tactile, an Acquerello risotto-focused dish, and Complexity, a spring lamb-based course – both paired with the Vintage 2013. The menu finishes with Minerality, an apricot dessert featuring forest honey, pecan, and chamomile.
It's not a collaboration you'll often find – exclusivity is the name of the game. A recent example: Emirates managed to win an exclusive deal with Dom Pérignon for their luxury classes passengers, which means Singapore Airlines can no longer serve the champagne to their Business and First Class passengers.
The pairing menu at 28 Wilkie is available from 14 March to 13 June 2023, for S$468++ per pax.
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