November 25th 2016
It is always a treat to be given a sneak preview, to be ahead of the game and in the know. Today we are in fortunate position to offer our customers this privilege with a small pre-release parcel of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005; a Rosé of great sophistication and complexity. First created in 1959 (released in 1971), the 2005 is the 25th vintage of Rosé to be made and the newest release.
Yesterday Dom Pérignon’s Oenologist Vincent Chaperon presented the 2005 Rosé to a select few. This release will always be close to Vincent’s heart; it was the first vintage he crafted, and for the past 11 years has been maturing to perfection on its lees.
Vincent believes this is a year where the Rosé surpasses the Blanc; high praise indeed. Due to the conditions of the vintage they had very good parcels of Pinot Noir, but in very small quantities; strict grape selection was key. This is where Dom Pérignon eclipses its rivals, they either own vineyards or have grape contracts in 16 of the regions 17 Grand Cru villages of Champagne, enabling them to source the very best offerings from each plot.
The 2005 was shown alongside three other vintages, 2004, 2003 and 2002; it pulled comparisons from all three. It has notes of opulence similar to 2003 but with more purity, complexity and precision. It is very similar to the majestic 2002 but more masculine and powerful. Its is equally as expressive and elegant as the 2004. Currently it feels like a blend of 2002 and 2003.
This is a Dom Pérignon Rosé vintage not to miss, but there is very limited stock available. Delivery from January 2017
Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005
£540 per 3 bottles In Bond (Limited Stock)
A wine of tremendous energy, cut and focus at this stage, the 2005 Dom Pérignon Rosé impresses for its delineation and crystalline purity. Interestingly, while the 2005 Blanc is quite supple and expressive today, the Rosé is very tight, something that probably bodes quite well for the future. In 2005, the Pinot Noir is quite high at around 55-60% of the blend. Needless to say, it is going be fascinating to see how the 2005 Rosé develops over the coming years and decades. Today, the future certainly looks very, very bright. Antonio Galloni 94+
A beautiful bright rose hue beckons from the glass, perfectly highlighting the higher percentage of Pinot Noir in the blend. The nose is a little restrained with youth; mineral and flint notes with glimpses of red and black fruits peeking through combined with great freshness and tension. The palate offers fresh dark strawberry with a hint of cassis, spice and underlying smoky mineral notes as it unravels in the glass. The powerful mid-palate is tightly wound, with smouldering and muscular Pinot Noir flavours making this an opulent offering. It shows its class by retaining purity and precision. It also has an amazing lift and a long finish. Georgina Crawley, Goedhuis & Co.