The flawless construction achieves a perfect classicism on the palate, dominated by a sensation of balance, consistency and integration. The wine has a surprisingly brilliant and fleshy fruitiness. Its initial solidity becomes more tactile and finally sappy, with a subtle bittersweet note.
- FRA - Champagne
Dom Rosé is a real treat, a special wine for a special occasion and one to share with people who really matter. The wine is excellent - it's one of the most polished Rosé Champagne wines. It is stamped with the Dom Pérignon of intensity and complexity, while ticking the rosé boxes with style and ease.
The 1998 vintage seems to have played to the strengths of this wine: classic partridge-eye pale-pink colour and a super-fine bead that builds a gentle, creamy mousse. Musky, fragrant red fruits and a strong sense of poise and power on the nose - very fresh and very concentrated. The palate has a smooth, almost creamy texture and moves with precision and balance from the very outset. Smooth, musky red-fruit flavours, bright acidity and a supple, airy mouthfeel, finishing with freshness and completeness. Superb! Rating 97 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
Initial floral and perfumed notes blossom rapidly, leading to aromas of orange peel and dried fruits which bring to mind the scent of ripe harvests and woody spices. The complex richness of aromas, radiating warmth, creates a vibrant finish underlined with the merest hint of astringency.
The wine reveals a fullness of texture coupled with a remarkably balanced structure that is both sophisticated and clear-cut. This complex richness of aromas, radiating warmth, creates a vibrant finish underlined with the merest hint of astringency.
The year was marked by two unusual and opposing occurences: the spectacular burning of the grapes caused by record high temperatures in August followed by exceptional rainfall in the first two weeks of September. The harvrest was delayed and the wait was rewarded with the miraculously fine weather that followed. The grapes were healthy and at peak maturity.