Vintage Brut is the best known product of the Dom Perignon maison, "brand" of Moët et Chandon; today it is probably the most famous company in the world for the production of champagne, a sparkling wine made only with the best vineyards, in the Grand Cru area of Champagne. Champagne Brut is a secret cuvée of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is a vintage sparkling wine, as only grapes and wines from a single vintage have been used in its production. The harvest is completed from mid-September, after a sunny summer has allowed the grapes to reach the peak of ripeness. The processing of Dom Perignon's Champagne Vintage Brut takes a long time: after the harvest and fermentation, in fact, this sparkling wine spends about 8 years in the company's cellars to refine in the bottle on its lees, before disgorgement and the final dosage and bottling. This vintage develops a nose with citrus and spicy fragrances, to which are added notes of white fruit. After a slight aeration, the wine reveals touches of vanilla, yeast and toast. In the mouth, the wine is fruity, ripe, fleshy and of great depth. Rich and voluptuous, it is extremely coherent, with a perfectly contained potency. It is a particularly refined and balanced nectar, in all its parts. James Suckling's score is very high: 97/100.