Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose 1996
On the nose: Praline rapidly combines with citron and dried figs. Darker underlying iodine and peaty notes also emerge. On the palate: There is an apparent paradox, with concentration and movement vying for ascendancy. The structure of the wine is tense and assertive. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and exploding. Its opulence then becomes superbly persistent, trenchant and persuasive.
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definitely more interesting than regular Dom Perignon
Not a big fan of Dom but this is pretty good. Probably not so good that it makes up for that hefty price tag though .... still pretty good.
Fantastic Champagne. Crisp and rich. I usually drink Moet White Star, but this is a fantastic wine to celebrate...limited availability.
light tangy citrus
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One of Champagne's great rosés! A wonderful bottle of full flavors and great character.
Three 1996s from Dom Perignon are special. After having compared original releases and OEnotheque bottlings across a number of vintages going back to 1964, I am increasingly of the belief that the most enjoyable Dom Perignons are impeccably stored bo... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 750ml
The 1996 Dom Perignon Rose has lost some of its freshness and also developed a more candied profile since I last tasted it about six months ago. Geoffroy describes 1996 as a challenging vintage, especially for the Pinot, which suffered somewhat from ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml
Woodland strawberry scents drive this powerful rosé, as intense as a great red Burgundy, made transparent by the chalk soils in which it grew. The fine mousse lifts spicy scents of sandalwood, the long finish starts out dark-toned, growing brighter w... Wine & Spirits. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml
A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml
Color. Coppery pink with light orange highlights. On the nose. The aroma of malt rapidly leads into that of well-ripened fruit, nectarine and wild strawberries, complemented by smoky, peaty accents. On the palate. In a paradox that typifies the vintage, concentration and movement vie each other with an affirmation of boldness and authority. The tastes progress with strength - tense, radiant and sharp. The finish is firm, underscored with a slightly vanilla-spicy note. The 1996 harvest. The year was full of contrasts. The summer weather was capricious and the wet periods did not compensate for the early lack of rain. In the end, it was the periods of high heat in the months preceding the harvest (the start of which was spread from September 16 to October 1) that led to the exceptional maturity of the harvest, marked by a rare balance of power and acidity.
This is going to be a great wine: going to be because it is still firm dry serious and very pure with structure over the red fruits and acidity. Give this wine another five years at least-and then it will be both impressive and delicious. Wine Enthusiast.
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