dom perignon, rose 2003
WINE SPECTATOR
96
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2003 dom perignon, rose

Why We're Buying

Dom Pérignon Rosé is a vintage Champagne, meaning that Moët & Chandon only makes it in strong years. The commitment to quality ensures immaculate final products that offer a seamless blend of pinot noir and chardonnay. This sparkling wine, which retails around $400 per bottle, is a must-have part of the Dom Pérignon portfolio.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

Finely detailed in texture, with an expressive flavor profile of strawberry pâte de fruit, biscotti, ground anise and ginger, matched to vivid acidity and a rich, minerally character. Broad and creamy on the palate, featuring a long, echoing finish. Drink now through 2029.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

What’s more, the price-quality rapport here is excellent by any Champagne standards, and puts that of many a prestige cuvee to shame. Moet’s 2003 Brut Rose Dom Perignon exhibits both richness and robustness reflecting its torrid vintage, yet manages to stint neither on primary juiciness nor transparency to nuance; nor does it come off as at all heavy. Lightly cooked ripe strawberry and fig infused with rose hip, licorice, Ceylon tea, heliotrope and leather inform a delightfully forward nose and lush, effusively fruity palate. A tart and seedy edge to the strawberry serves for invigoration; and lobster shell reduction serves for mouthwatering salinity and somehow downright sweet animal savor. There is a hint of tannin, but it is fine-grained and suggestive of structural support. A long, seductively rich finish manages to harbor not just the immediately aforementioned virtues, but also a sense of transparency to floral and tea-like nuances and to virtually shimmering stoniness. This alluring and distinctive beauty should be worth following for at least the next half dozen years.

TASTING PANEL
96

Tasting Panel

Exquisite rose-colored wine with a nose of cherry and soft citrus; it is creamy textured and precise with flavors that are at once complex and rich yet delicate and pure; focused and elegant with subtlety and depth; graceful, balanced and astonishingly beautiful.