Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Coral pink color. Furiously active mousse composed of compact bubbles. Smells alluringly of cucumber, baked banana, toasted almond, burnt match. Taste profile is tight, lean, berry-like, astringent, slightly baked, and more yeasty than doughy. Effervescence remains firm and vibrant throughout. (Jun 2014)
Wine Advocate 90 points - Moet’s deeply salmon-colored 2004 Brut Rose Grand Vintage incorporates 24% Meunier and 45% Pinot Noir of which nearly a quarter was red wine. A nose of fresh red raspberry and fennel leads to a sappy, snappy, marzipan-tinged palate impression whose supportive sweetness led me to imagine a higher dosage than the mere five grams that are present; but then, this wine’s luscious sense of vivid and ripe red fruit fits the generous and warm nature of its vintage. While not especially complex - though perhaps a year or two more in bottle will lend depth - this is nonetheless impeccably balanced and irresistibly appetizing.
This wine pours a coppery rose color with persistent bubbles that release aromas of dark berries. In the mouth it evokes small, tart strawberries, wild anise, and a whisper of Nutella on toast at the finish.” (Nov 2013)