dom perignon, michael riedel rose 2004
There's power to this vivid rosé Champagne, harnessed by a silky texture and a sense of finesse. Mineral-driven, with a rich, smoky underpinning, this offers an expansive palate of puréed raspberry and apricot preserves, with hints of candied kumquat, marzipan, graphite and star anise. Drink now through 2030.
This is a very fine wine with considerable bottle age. From its orange-pink color to its mature toast and almond flavors, this complex wine is much more than the fruit that has merged with the secondary flavors. Light tannins and a crisp texture are balanced by the softness that comes from the relatively high dosage. The wine, beautifully mature, is ready to drink.