1998 Moet & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1277333 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1998 Dom Perignon Rose is a striking, intensely perfumed Champagne redolent of sweet candied cherries and spices. This medium-bodied wine possesses gorgeous structure, but ideally another year or two of cellaring is warranted in order for the full range of aromas and flavors to emerge. The Dom Perignon Rose is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, with most of the Pinot coming from the south-facing vineyards of Ay. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. (AG)  (3/2009)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Orange-pink. Redcurrant, cherry, dried flowers, botanical herbs and minerals on the nose. Pliant red fruit and poached pear flavors are lifted by smoky minerals; benefited greatly from aeration, picking up floral pastille and anise qualities. A rather open-knit version of this always complex bottling, finishing with gentle grip and a suave echo of flowers and smoky minerals. (JR)  (11/2008)

90 points Vinous

 In this context, the 1998 Dom Pérignon Rosé comes across as a touch slender and compact, with early signs of oxidation and textures that are quickly moving towards being fully resolved. On its own, I imagine the 1998 Rosé might show better and be quite enjoyable, but in this setting, its proper place in history is obvious. I don’t see any upside from further cellaring. It’s time to drink up. Sadly, this is not a particularly distinguished showing from the 1998, a wine that has been more impressive in the past. Disgorged 2007. (AG)  (5/2015)

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Other White Wines

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France

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