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(Dom Perignon Rose) The Dom Perignon Rose was also quite grassy, rusty and polished but tight and unyielding. Connoisseurs of Dom Perignon don’t regularly drink it after 1976, although the Rose might get more credit when younger.
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé) Light medium pinkish orange color; tart blood orange nose with a sense of sauteed mushroom, showing a little reduction initially; tasty, intense, youthful, medium-plus bodied, tart blood orange, tart cherry, tart pink grapefruit palate; long finish
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé) Light salmon orange color; reduction, tart tangerine, green orange, mineral, tart strawberry nose; tight, tart strawberry, tart orange, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
(Dom Perignon Rose) The 1996 Dom Perignon Rose was consistent with all my previous experiences. Very dry, citrusy and tangy, it has the potential to blossom, but it is a bit mean at the moment. I do not think it is in the elite category of DP Roses, and I would rather have many, many other 1996s before this, at least for now (93).
(Dom Perignon Rose) Surprisingly, some liked the 1996 Dom Perignon Rose better. The nose was all alcohol and acidity at first, but rusty red fruit tried to fight through along with a pinch of grass and almost melon. This is a wine that needs time; it was rusty and clean but very lean, tight and unyielding. It came across with more brute strength than the Salon, and it did open up in about an hour showing hints of exotic fruits, ginger, lime rickey and citrus peel. Its last sip reminded me of strawberry lime soda(93+).
(Dom Pérignon Rosé) Light pink with amber highlights, this wine has aromas of fraise du bois, cherry, white peach, toasted almonds, smoke, and earth. On the palate, it displays the classic, light-bodied, delicate style of the house. Flavors match the aromas, the bead is fine and beautifully integrated, and the finish is soft and smooth. Winery Spotlight: Dom Pérignon
(Dom Perignon Rose) How about another pair of distinguished bubblies? The ’85 Dom Rose was so much more open than the 1996. It seemed more than ten years between the two. I have always loved the 1985 although this one hinted at a faster evolution than I last recall; the 1996 is very wound, a bit tart and not as racy as other 1996s. We shall see how it develops.
(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé) I absolutely love DP in the great vintages such as 1996—it’s refreshingly frilly and lacey, not heavy or somber. The current release is a light pink with amber highlights and aromas of fraise des bois, cherry, white peach, toasted almonds, smoke, and earth. On the palate, it fits the classic, light-bodied, delicate style of the house. Flavors match the aromas; the bead is fine and beautifully integrated, and the finish is soft and smooth. The Shifting Landscape of Champagne
(Dom Perignon Rose) was no match for the Salon. Wendy called it ‘a disservice’ to serve this after the Salon. There were light rose and pink grapefruit aromas. It had some intensity and length to the palate, lots of acid but a softer character of flavor, and lots of dirty earth flavors on the finish as well, much like the’75 and ’66. It just didn’t stack up to the Salon
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