Dom Perignon's Brut Rose Champagne 2006 is a masterful creation. Not only is it wrought from a hot, dry year, it boasts an extra 20% of Pinot Noir in the mix, sourced exclusively from Hautvillers, Ay, and Bouzy. Chef de Caves Vincent Chaperon calls it a "veritable ode to Pinot Noir". We couldn't agree more; it's not to be missed. What have you got to celebrate??
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé is every bit as captivating as it was last year, maybe even more so. At times powerful, but in other moments finessed, the 2006 constantly changes in the glass, revealing a different shade of its personality with every taste. Perhaps most importantly, the 2006 seems to have gained a level of precision and pure sophistication it did not show last year, when it was quite a bit less put together. Back then, the 2006 was a wine of tremendous potential; today that potential is starting to be realized. Quite simply, the 2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé is a magical Champagne. Don’t miss it. Drinking window: 2020 - 2046." Jul 2019
Wine Spectator: "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, with a firm, lasting, spiced finish. Drink now through 2029." 2019
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "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. Drink date: 2018 - 2035." Mar 2019
Fine Champagne Magazine: Designated #1 of 100 best Champagnes for 2018. "Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006 Tops '100 best Champagnes for 2018'. Stunningly concentrated and packed with succulent fruitiness, the wine already now shows a beautiful complexity of gunpowder, licorice and oriental spices complementing the plush yet firm pinot fruit.”
Winery: "Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006, coming from the harvest of a warm and dry year marked by contrasts, is a paradox to the point of contradiction as it is the perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Although it took over ten years to reach the light of day, Dom Pérignon Rosé dares to express all the tension between youth and maturity, between exhibition and restraint. This unique vintage will strike anyone’s palate with its intensity and succulence.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006 mesmerizes with its ripe and complex bouquet, with opening notes of dark spices and cocoa, followed by the fruity flavours of roasted fig and apricots and candied orange. The fullness of this wine is striking on the palate. Its intensity and ripeness set the tone through the sweetness and bite of the flavours. The silky mouthfeel melts into a smooth, tight, and grainy structure with just a hint of vegetal flavours. This wine expresses an appealing saline character.
Rosé Vintage 2006 demands a simple cuisine, modest, pure, authentic, a traditional cuisine from southern Europe, originating from Italy, Spain or France. One can play on mellow and rich textures which the wine integrates perfectly. Rosé Vintage 2006 responds to propensities and contrasts, dishes with strong personalities reveal the form of exuberance which characterizes the vintage.
|Varietal||56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay|
|Aging||over 10 years|
|Region||Epernay, Champagne, France|
|Grapes||56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay|