Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 – First Taste!




Last week, The Finest Bubble had their first taste of Dom Pérignon’s latest release, the Rosé 2004. Having already scored 19/20 from Jancis Robinson MW and 94+/100 from Antonio Galloni, our expectations were quite high.

Galloni, who tasted this nearly a year ago in May 2014, commented that it is “delicate, feminine and graceful” and related its potential development to the 2004 Blanc: “I will not be surprised if at some point it takes off given the extremely positive way in which the 2004 blanc has developed over the last few years.”

Jancis also sang its praises, describing it as “broadly fruity and deep flavoured” and notably likened it to a blanc: “This is a great wine that happens to be pink.”

The 2004 was a vintage without weather extremes. Problem-free vegetative growth, abundant, sizeable grape clusters and the dry heat of the final weeks of September led to a mature, healthy crop.

We immediately noted its strong pink colour and that follows through on the nose with those beautiful red fruit notes. When you taste it you get all the richness of fruit that is so typical of the 2004 Blanc and the Rosé offers even more, with delicate layers from the Pinot Noir. All round we thought the Dom Pérignon 2004 Blanc was good, but the Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 is DP Blanc with an extra dimension!

“We squeezed everything out of this vintage, we really worked hard on it” – Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave

Buy Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 here.