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Get Your Explosive Dark Harmony Experience With Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012

Get Your Explosive Dark Harmony Experience With Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012

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Dom Pérignon takes to stage the launch of its challenging Vintage 2012 Dark Harmony creation in an intimate affair at Malaysia’s spectacular 60-storey skyscraper that boasts an elegant glaze of industrial rustic style – Event Hall of Ilham Tower.

Pushing the limits, Dom Pérignon explores the depths of a vintage gastronomic signature and food experience through an immersive full dark concept that silhouettes the unique facets of the brand – A strong representation of Intensity, Precision, Tactile, Complexity and Minerality. It challenges the mysterious and sober appearance of food, and allows the taste to reveal each facet in order to reach the aesthetic ideal of the Vintage, Dark Harmony.

The arrival of Dom Pérignon guests – taking a photo at the entrance of the exclusive Dom Pérignon Vintage 12, Explosive Harmony event held at Ilham Tower, Kuala Lumpur.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

Each vintage initiates a singular dialogue between Nature and Creation, a dialogue with the other Vintages. A dialogue between the wine and the person tasting it. For 2012, the colour is Dom Pérignon Dark, recognised by the penetrating darkness that belongs to it alone, just as it is recognised by the powerful shape of its bottle and the elegance of its shield.

“If there’s an icon among champagne brands, it’s Dom Pérignon. We celebrate this master creation, deemed one of the best outstanding and long-lived champagnes – Vintage 2012.  Dom Pérignon perpetually explores the edge of creation with each vintage, to reveal the harmony from an ever-changing nature, climate and the unique constraints that each vintage brings,” said Thomas Bouleuc, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore Malaysia.

Dom Pérignon takes to stage the launch of its challenging Vintage 2012 Dark Harmony creation.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

Embraced by the belief that the essence of Dom Pérignon is Dark Revelation, this ineffable, captivatingly beautiful colour is a deep, polymorphic, changeable black with flecks of ephemeral starbursts reflected on its surface, as if light was hidden within its depths, illuminating its inner world. More than just a colour, it is a reflection of the soul of the wine, of its intensity, depth, sensuality, complexity, paradoxes and mystery.

Each vintage has its own way of attaining and embodying the spirit of Dom Pérignon, just as it also has its way of attaining and embodying Dom Pérignon Dark. While each vintage takes a chromatic path of its own, it always enriches the hues of Dom Pérignon Dark.

Combining intensity, contained tautness and extreme contradictions, the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 blend reveals a unique structure, resonating to the rhythm of controlled energy, channelled by an acidity and bitterness that bursts forth magnificently. 

The Dom Pérignon Vintage 12 served to guests to enjoy during the event launch.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

The vintage nose is full and varied, enhanced by the mingling flowers with fruit, and the vegetal with the mineral. The bouquet is tactile, subtly enticing us along a trail of powdery white flowers and nectareous apricot, followed by the freshness of rhubarb and mint and the minerality of ash.

Full of contrasts and contradictions, the energy dominates on the palate. After a welcoming opening, the wine quickly becomes vibrant and then literally explodes with a surge of effervescence and tonicity. Focused by acidic and bitter notes, the finish brings a penetrating tautness marked by ginger, tobacco and toasted accents.

In the left picture, [from left to right] there’s Cherry Koh, Brand Manager of Moët Hennessy; Wei Jun, Malaysian Multidisciplinary Artiste and National Dance Coach; Thomas Bouleuc, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore Malaysia; Winnie Tay, Malaysian Arts Culture and Heritage Dancer and Man Chien (left), renowned Malaysian artist posing in front of the rippling explosive dark harmony masterpiece. In the right picture, there’s Thomas Bouleuc and Chef Raymond Tham, owner of Beta KL and Skillet@163 posing for a photo with the Dom Pérignon Vintage 12 bottle.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

The exclusive launch – attended by the society’s elite – takes on the form of an artistic brand campaign driving the vision of the highly anticipated Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012, a conversation with a harmonious tension between the singularity of the Maison and the character of darkness. 

Uncompromising and unforgiving, Dark Harmony unveils a rippling masterpiece led by Man Chien, an artist that breathes emotion and life to fabric and exudes brutally honest artistic expressions, a sentiment much needed in the generic world. Accompanying this grand gesture is contemporary dancer, Wei Jun, a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary artiste twining together in harmony showcasing surrealism and extravagance.

Uncompromising and unforgiving – exuding artistic expressions through art is Man Chien, a Malaysian artist and Wei Jun, a Malaysian contemporary dancer.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

The ambition and drive behind the palate that reinforces the expression of “explosive dark harmony” is Chef Raymond Tham, the chef-owner of Beta KL and Skillet@163. The unrivaled, sophisticated balance that both challenges and delights are present notes that illustrates the five facets of the Dom Pérignon Vintage Dark Atmosphere. Challenging the mysterious and sober appearance, the launch enticed guests to a specially curated 5-course comprising out-of-this-world pairing menu.

Dom Perignon Vintage 12 Menu representing the 5 facets are as follows:


Eryngii |Avruga Caviar | Leek | Garum |Nutmeg| Espellete Pepper| Filo

Intensity – The first course served to guests representing one of the first facets – Eryngii, Avruga Caviar, Leek, Garum, Nutmeg, Espellete Pepper and Filo.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)


Shima- Aji |Brown Butter |Yuzu |Mustard green |Litsea Cubeba

Precision – The second course served to guests representing the second facet – Shima-Aji, Brown Butter, Yuzu, Mustard Green and Litsea Cubeba
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)


Oyster | Lawas Rice | Endive |Black Cardamom | Blackened kaffir lime foam

Tactile – The third course served to guests representing the third facet – Oyster, Lawas Rice, Endive, Black Cardamom, Blackened Kaffir Lime Foam
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)


Silkie Chicken | Prawn | Squid Ink |Celeriac | Szechuan pepper Jus

Complexity – The fourth course served to guests representing the fourth facet – Silkie Chicken, Prawn, Squid Ink, Celeriac and Szechuan Pepper Jus.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)


Kombu Seaweed | Tamarind |Lime

Minerality – The fifth and final course served to guests representing the fifth facet – Kombu Seaweed, Tamarind and Lime.
(Credit: Dom Pérignon)

The exclusive Dark Harmony menu is also available at Skillet@163 for groups looking to indulge in this powerful yet harmonious creation. For more information, visit

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 Edition will be available directly through Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia (

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