Dom Perignon Rose 2003

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Description & Technical Information
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Dom Pérignon Rosé is only available as a vintage champagne and is only produced in exceptional years. Each vintage is a creation, singular and unique, that expresses both the character of the year, and is a tribute to Pinot Noir. To work with Pinot Noir continually requires excellence and humility and Dom Pérignon Rosé is the perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Although it takes over ten years to reach the light of day, the colour of Dom Pérignon Rosé dares to express all the tension between youth and maturity, between exhibition and restraint.

Weather: The 2003 vintage was one of pre-eminence: a year like no other, defined by extremes. The vineyard was first touched by severe spring frosts that left a lasting mark on the Champagne region before being struck with an unparalleled heatwave. As a result, the crop was perfectly ripe and healthy but left a particularly small harvest: this was the most precocious since 1822.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay | inc. 20% Red Wine
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2020

Tasting Note: A pale tomato red, with a distinctly orange tinge thanks to the age. The nose incites a burst of red fruits and complexity. The palate is concentrated, full and rich, with strawberry notes and a suggestion of long oak ageing. Dom Pérignon have produced a great and classy rosé from a difficult year.
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Expert Reviews
94/100
Antonio Galloni MW
“After all these years, the 2003 Dom Pérignon Rosé has finally started to be expressive. In this tasting, the 2003 is distinguished by its vertical build and a real sense of gravitas. The natural power of the year - once quite hidden - now comes through loud and clear.”
18/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Pale greyish salmon pink. Quite a bit of Pinot nectar on the nose. Very straightforward. Tight and a tiny bit phenolic on the end – a bit like the 2005. Maybe not quite as beautifully integrated as the 2005. Slightly sweet.
Drink 2013-2023”
93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Deeply fruity, beautifully spicy, and soothingly evolved nose screaming ripe Pinot plushness. Polished, pristinely fruity nose with a pretty gunpowdery touch. Strong, big palate coming with a notion of tannin. Blockbuster, winey, muscular style with the hallmark 2003 fluffy mousse. Less complexity than usual, a deep, winey vintage. Superb for 2003 but falls short to the greatest Dom Pérignon Rosés.”
93/100
Richard Juhlin
“An insanely awesome wine where Richard Geoffroy stretched the limits to the maximum. Can you really make such a burgundy scented Rosé champagne? Will not Rousseau and Ponsot become envious? The roundness and the velvety structure settles like the most wonderful Persian carpet on the palate. Buy and follow this historic wine which might constitute the eve of something new.”
93/100
Antonio Galloni
“One of the positive surprises in this tasting, the 2003 Dom Pérignon Rosé is now finally beginning to put on a little weight, although it remains inward and very much tightly wound. It will be interesting to see how the Rosé develops. The 2003 Blanc has always been more impressive than the Rosé. This is the first time I have seen anything that suggests the gap between the two 2003 might narrow some day. Sweet exotic aromatics linger on a finish that remains marked by a slight element of astringency. Disgorged 2012.”
96/100
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.”
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“The Dom Pérignon team continue to make a strong statement with their roses. And the 2003 vintage certainly helped them by providing relatively bumptious, full-on ingredients. This wine is a pale tomato red - much deeper than most other pink champagnes - with a distinctly orange tinge thanks to the wine's age. This wine, designed for drinking with food, is big and almost Grenache-like!!! The finish is dry but along the way there are some strawberry notes and a suggestion of long oak ageing. I keep thinking of Tondonia Rosado (another complex, long-aged pink, though from Rioja)! Not that persistent, this lip-smacking wine is a bit of a cheeky chappie. Almost more of a defiant statement that flies in the face of conventional rosé wisdom than a wine. Very full - definitely for the table rather than a refreshing aperitif style.”
93/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 2003 Dom Pérignon Rosé is another wine that has come together quite nicely over the last few months. Given the exuberance and sheer vinosity of the 2000 and the 2002, along with the ripeness of the year, and the heft of the 2003 Blanc, I expected the 2003 Rosé to be a much bigger wine. Instead, it is surprisingly delicate and medium in body. Dried flowers, crushed raspberries and sweet herbs waft from the glass in a Rosé that is all about sensuality. With time in the glass, the richness of the fruit becomes more pronounced, while the tannin from the red grapes is also noticeable. I would prefer to cellar the 2000 and 2002, and drink the 2003 sooner rather than later.”
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