Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Rosé 1996
|Region||France, Champagne, Epernay|
|Brand||Moet & Chandon|
Wine AdvocateThe 1996 Dom Perignon Rose has lost some of its freshness and also developed a more candied profile since I last tasted it about six months ago. Geoffroy describes 1996 as a challenging vintage, especially for the Pinot, which suffered somewhat from the heat and has sometimes shown blowsy characteristics. The 1996 remains a generous, layered version of this wine. The best bottles are drinking beautifully today and have the structure to continue to drink well for at least another decade. In general though, my preference has been to drink Dom Perignon Rose relatively early (within 15 years or so of the vintage) as my experiences with older wines has been decidedly mixed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
Wine EnthusiastThis is going to be a great wine: going to be, because it is still firm, dry, serious and very pure with structure over the red fruits and acidity. Give this wine another five years at leastÃƒÆ'Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Âand then it will be both impressive and delicious.