2006 Dom Perignon Rose
“Dom Perignon Rose is committed to bringing out the thrilling red character of its Pinot Noir. This means taking risks and going beyond traditional Dom Perignon territory. Only the blend allows us to go this far, to create tension between the red of the Pinot Noir and the character of Dom Perignon. And there lies the paradox of Dom Perignon Rose, to the point of contradiction.
“On the nose, tropical notes of guava and curry leaf melt away into more classical ones of zest and very ripe stone fruit. Cocoa and toasted spices compliment the whole. The palate of the wine has a bracing vinosity. Its initial richness expands and affirms itself, becoming more physical, powerful and structured. It has remarkable length in the mouth, with a touch of licorice and a backdrop of juicy, bitter blood orange.”
“This is very lively and vibrant with a dense and rich center palate. Lots of complexity and balance with pastry, sliced lemon and light dried mango. Full yet racy and intense. A beautiful center palate. Linear. Shows potential for aging but so good right now.” – James Suckling
“The 2006 Dom Pérignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvée contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, unusually aromatic and fruity DP with a long and tension-filled expression.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate