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2000 Dom Perignon Rose

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2000 Dom Perignon Rose from Dom Perignon

The turn of the millennium certainly proved a stellar year for champagne, an assertion encapsulated by the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose from Dom Perignon. As is the hallmark of distinctive vintages, the year's climatic conditions created an environment allowing this lauded champagne house to produce a batch that is truly one for the ages.


A Pinot Noir Dominated Symphony

We discover that 2000 was a year where Pinot Noir thrived under idyllic climatic conditions in Champagne. The result is an emphasis on the varietal in the blend, making up a notable 45%, with Chardonnay comprising the balance, lending an intricate complexity to this extraordinary rose. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose deviates from its contemporaries via an illustrious body that demonstrates vigour and verve without compromising elegance and style.

Each pour of this lustrous nectar unfolds like a graceful ballet performance, captivating with an initial nose of fresh summer berries and intriguing hints of spiced orange peel. Navigating through to a tantalizing palate progression lets these notes morph into deeper tones of fig bramble and bittersweet cacao.


The Conclusion - An Unequivocal Tour De Force

In 2000, Champagne bore witness to a remarkably prolonged winter that yielded to an equally generous summer. The climatic characteristics led to an extended growing season culminating in optimally ripe fruit carrying intense flavours, all captured in the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose.

This sumptuous bottle brings forth flavours wrapped in velvety effervescence, coursing through its dynamic story laden with depth and longevity. Make no mistake; investing in the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose isn’t merely adding to your portfolio; it's acquiring a poignant narrative from a luminous period in Champagne's chronicles.

The hallmarks of longevity present and depth of character make this wine an investable proposition for any fine wine collection or portfolio. However, beyond its potential return on investment, the sheer hedonistic pleasure derived from each sip is reason enough to celebrate this exceptional vintage.

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The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is a flashy, ripe Champagne that screams Pinot to a degree I have never encountered in another vintage of this wine. A dark, intense color leads to a Chambolle-like nose followed by endless red berries, flowers and spices, all backed up with plenty of muscle, richness and density. The wine continues to blossom on the palate, with utterly beguiling detail, clarity and polish, all qualities that resonate on the rich, expansive finish. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 25% is still Pinot. Geoffroy says his goal was to make a statement with the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose; he has done that?and so much more. In fact, the 2000 seems to signal a stylistic shift towards a more important, serious style of rose. This superb wine is not to be missed, but readers should note this is no easygoing rose, rather it is a Champagne that demands serious attention. The 2000 will test the limits of what readers expect from a Dom Perignon Rose, but the wine is simply marvelous. I loved it. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. Four new releases of the flagship Dom Perignon are the highlights among these Champagnes from Moet & Chandon. There is a timeless elegance about Dom Perignon that I find comforting and reassuring, like a favorite restaurant or food. For that reason, nothing could have prepared me for the Champagnes I tasted recently with Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. While the 2002 Dom Perignon and 1996 Dom Perignon OEenotheque are both for the most part representative of what readers have come to expect from this house, the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose and 1990 Dom Perignon Rose OEenotheque are wines that push the envelope and push it hard. I can’t think of another winemaker at a Grande Marque who is willing to take these kinds of risks by turning well-established conventions on their head. Much of what I tasted reminded me of the experimental, searching spirit that defines so many of the smaller-production, artisan Champagnes being made today. As the saying goes ‘no guts no glory’ and there is plenty of both here. These wines are nothing short of magnificent. Importer: Moet Hennessy USA, New York, NY; tel. (212) 251-8200

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2010

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