Vinous 92 points - (five grams per liter dosage): Orange-pink color. Powerful red berry, orange pith and buttered toast scents show very good clarity and a sexy floral overtone. On the palate, pliant strawberry and Meyer lemon flavors are complemented by deeper notes of honey and toasty lees. The clinging finish features a lasting note of candied rose. Disgorged in 2012. LAG5C.
Wine Spectator 94 points - Rich with smoke, dried strawberry, toasted almond and pastry notes, this harmonious rose is fine and creamy in texture, with an expansive character and firm, well-knit acidity. Smoke and ground spice notes echo on the finish. Disgorged 2012. Drink now through 2030. -AN
(Nov 30 2014)
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)