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Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Wine & Spirits
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Rosé Sparkling Wine
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift
Alcohol By Volume: 12.3%
Item no. 108165
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2000 has matured in the cellars of Epernay for eight years, allowing it to express this full richness and depth. Its rareness and bold character make it a stunning wine.
On the eyes Intense, deep colour, with light hints of amber and copper.
On the nose The first floral notes immediately give way to black cherry and candied fruit peel followed by cocoa, cardamom and smoky aromas.
On the palate The wine is beautifully structured and well-balanced in a perfect classic style, the different facets of its personality blended into a coherent whole. The fruit flavours are smooth, with surprising body and sparkle. The initial firmness becomes more rounded and creamier with a subtle sweet and sour note of pink grapefruit.
The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is a flashy, ripe Champagne that screams Pinot to a degree I have never encountered in another vintage of this wine. A dark, intense color leads to a Chambolle-like nose followed by endless red berries, flowers and spices, all backed up with plenty of muscle, richness and density. The wine continues to blossom on the palate, with utterly beguiling detail, clarity and polish, all qualities that resonate on the rich, expansive finish. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 25% is still Pinot. Geoffroy says his goal was to make a statement with the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose; he has done that?and so much more. In fact, the 2000 seems to signal a stylistic shift towards a more important, serious style of rose. This superb wine is not to be missed, but readers should note this is no easygoing rose, rather it is a Champagne that demands serious attention. The 2000 will test the limits of what readers expect from a Dom Perignon Rose, but the wine is simply marvelous. I loved it. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
A beautifully balanced wine, with bitter cherries in a core of dry toast. It is already mature, its freshness transformed into a rich texture. Like many rosé Champagnes, this is made for food.
Austere at first, this blossoms into the comfortable, lush textures of the vintage, opening like a rose toward the power of a red wine with grip and touches of tannin. Its formidable structure gives a sense of pale limestone glazed with sunny red fruit. The finish is refreshing, substantial enough to decant for roast squab.