2002 Moet & Chandon "Dom Pérignon" Brut Rosé Champagne
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Unfortunately there is only one new release from Dom Perignon on the market, but what a wine it is! The 2002 Brut Rose explodes from the glass with endless layers of huge, voluptuous fruit, A big, full-bodied wine, the 2002 is probably the most overly vinous, intense Rose ever made by long-time Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. Layers of cool, insistent minerality balance the fruit beautifully on the crystalline, vivid finish. The 2002 will be nearly impossible to resist young, but take my word for it; the wine is extremely closed right now. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2032.
Notes from Moet: "After 10 years in the cellar, Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2002 sharpens the paradoxes with this vibrant interpretation, at once luminous and dark, ripe, rich and airy, mineral and sensual, ample and precise, inviting and mysterious. Beautifully persistent in the mouth, it deploys an airy yet powerful magnetism. The basics its intensity, the sensations produced in the mouth, its minerality and complexity are in a state of tension, says Richard Geoffroy. Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2002 lives up to its promise of accomplished harmony, at the deepest level of Dom Pérignon. A Rosé vintage has perhaps never before gone so far and attained such heights. With Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2002, we reach for the stars, says Richard Geoffroy. And, with its great potential for aging, it will become even more stellar over time."