Is Dom Pérignon still ‘the best’?

In by Bernard Lamb


Tue 30th Jan, 2024    
7:00 pm


Bookings closed


The Army and Navy Club (RAG)
36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

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In films and books, Dom Pérignon Champagne is represented as the height of luxury. The Dom Pérignon 2000 should be at a peak, still fresh, complex and alluring.  But how will it rate against Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut 1983, another premium Champagne?   And in the last few years, English sparkling wines have come on by leaps and bounds.   Can Dom Pérignon beat eight exciting, award-winning, but much less expensive English sparkling wines?  Our tasters will decide for themselves in this ‘Judgement of London’. The white wines are based on the usual Champagne grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier) but the Rosé is a splendid novelty, made from Rondo and Pinot Gris.  Come and taste the ten wines for yourself, and make your own judgments.

Dom Pérignon 2000 Brut
Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial 1983
All Angels Sparkling Rosé 2018
All Angels Classic Cuvée 2014
All Angels Classic Cuvée 2015
Ashling Park Estate Cuvée Brut (NV)
Camel Valley Pinot Noir Brut 2010
Exton Park Blanc de Blancs 2014
Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvée Brut 2009
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs Première Cuvée Chardonnay 2000

A cold buffet will be provided by the Club.
Venue: The Army and Navy Club RAG) 36-39 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5JN
Date: 30th January 2024
Time: 7 p.m.
Mobility rating: 3 – steps up to the front door, then lift access.
Nearest tube: Green Park
Dress: Smart casual
Price per person: £85 Members; Guests £95
Organiser: Bernard Lamb.



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