2005 Moet & Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon Rose

Year: 2005
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95
Vinous Media: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$269.95

"This rosé Champagne is rich and vinous, offering smoky minerality up front, expanding to show dried raspberry, mandarin orange zest, brioche and espresso crème flavors that ride the fine, lacy mousse. Spice and mineral details persist on the racy finish. Drink now through 2027. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.–AN " (WS)

"The 2005 Dom Pérignon Rosé is intriguing, complex and multi-faceted. Brisk and refreshing, with a slightly herbal (but not unpleasant character), the 2005 is superb today. Over time, the wine has acquired a bit more depth and body than it showed at the outset. Even with all of its depth, though, I would not suggest cellaring the 2005 too long given the challenges of the year. Hints of blood orange, mint, sage and dried flowers add the closing shades of nuance." (VM)

"This Champagne is beautifully mature, its ripe fruit and soft texture magnified by toast and yeast. Rich and full bodied, its fine acidity keeps it in great condition. With a crisp aftertaste that gives it a delicious lift, it's ready to drink now." (WE)