Wine Spectator 96 points - Finely detailed in texture, with an expressive flavor profile of strawberry pate de fruit, biscotti, ground anise and ginger, matched to vivid acidity and a rich, minerally character. Broad and creamy on the palate, featuring a long, echoing finish. Drink now through 2029. -AN
(Dec 31 2014)
Vinous 93 points - One of the positive surprises in this tasting, the 2003 Dom Perignon Rose is now finally beginning to put on a little weight, although it remains inward and very much tightly wound. It will be interesting to see how the Rose develops. The 2003 Blanc has always been more impressive than the Rose. This is the first time I have seen anything that suggests the gap between the two 2003 might narrow some day. Sweet exotic aromatics linger on a finish that remains marked by a slight element of astringency. Disgorged 2012.
Wine Advocate 94 points - What?s more, the price-quality rapport here is excellent by any Champagne standards, and puts that of many a prestige cuvee to shame. Moet?s 2003 Brut Rose Dom Perignon exhibits both richness and robustness reflecting its torrid vintage, yet manages to stint neither on primary juiciness nor transparency to nuance; nor does it come off as at all heavy. Lightly cooked ripe strawberry and fig infused with rose hip, licorice, Ceylon tea, heliotrope and leather inform a delightfully forward nose and lush, effusively fruity palate. A tart and seedy edge to the strawberry serves for invigoration; and lobster shell reduction serves for mouthwatering salinity and somehow downright sweet animal savor. There is a hint of tannin, but it is fine-grained and suggestive of structural support. A long, seductively rich finish manages to harbor not just the immediately aforementioned virtues, but also a sense of transparency to floral and tea-like nuances and to virtually shimmering stoniness. This alluring and distinctive beauty should be worth following for at least the next half dozen years. (Nov 2013)
Dom Pérignon Rosé offers the finest balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, skillfully tuned by the Chef de Cave, transforming the wine into a style that is exclusive only to Dom Pérignon.
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