1995 Moet & Chandon "Cuvée Dom Pérignon" Brut Rosé Champagne
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Dom Perignon Rose often does not perform well until around ten years of age, and the 1995 is revealing a bold, medium pink salmon color followed by broad berry notes intermixed with a smoky/earthy character. Rich, full-bodied, backward, and tannic, it should hit its peak in 2-3 years, and last for a decade thereafter. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how long-lived these wines can be.
This is a full-blown, opulent, decadent wine that is packed with wonderful strawberry and ripe fruit flavors. It’s at its peak now; it’s a generous, delicious glass of wine that overflows with ripe flavors.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale watermelon-orange color. Nose dominated by red berry notes of strawberry and raspberry, with hints of earth and minerals; seemed to go into a shell in the glass. Penetrating-verging-on-painful if not yet as complex as some past vintages of this wine, with delicate red berry flavors framed and intensified by the brisk acids of the vintage. Utterly primary, precise rose, with a very long, stony finish. This extremely unevolved wine has the acid spine and intensity to gain steadily in complexity over the next 10 to 20 years. 93+ points
Vibrant, firm, intense and minerally, supporting subtle berry and currant aromas and flavors. Elegant, though well-toned, with a dry, chalky finish.