Moet e Chandon Champagne 2006 Dom Perignon Rose
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The 2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé is showing well, offering up an expressive bouquet of bitter orange, red berries, apple and a delicate hint of dried flowers and herbs. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and broad, with a fine mousse, ripe acids and chalky phenolic structure, especially on the finish, which testifies to the fully 20% of still red wine that was included in the blend. This is a vinous, gastronomic rosé that numbers among the decided successes of the 2006 vintage.
This graceful 2006 shows lovely freshness, featuring a pronounced note of pink grapefruit granita layered with finely detailed accents of toasted nut, lemon thyme, smoky mineral and crystallized honey. Plushly creamy in texture, with a steely streak of acidity well-knit throughout and firming the lasting, spiced finish. Drink now through 2029.
The 2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé is just as captivating as it was last year, perhaps even more so. At times powerful, but at other times refined, 2006 changes continuously in the glass, revealing a different nuance of its personality to each taste. Perhaps most importantly, 2006 seems to have acquired a level of precision and sheer sophistication that it didn't show last year, when it was a little less put together. Back then, 2006 was a wine of enormous potential; today that potential begins to be realized. Quite simply, 2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé is a magical Champagne. Not to be missed.
Loads of complexity on offer here, from brioche to dried peaches to strawberries and cream and on to rhubarb fool, pomegranate pastries and bread crumbs. The mousse is wonderfully integrated to the edgy peaches and notes that feather the finest line between oxidation and reduction. Very layered and linear, this is an incredibly long and mind-bending Champagne. Drink now.