1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose

- 750 ml
97
RP
Availability: In Stock
Rating:
93% of 100
$449.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
27360-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

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...

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
The 1996 remains a generous, layered version of this wine. The best bottles are drinking beautifully today and have the structure to continue to drink well for at least another decade. In general though, my preference has been to drink Dom Perignon Rose relatively early (within 15 years or so of the vintage) as my experiences with older wines has been decidedly mixed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.

Robert Parker | 97 RP-HG
This has plenty of dried roses, rose hip and other very gently seductive perfumes on offer here such as wild cherries, some pepper, plenty of spices and pink, musky marshmallows. The autolysis is still very discreet, although the fruits have changed to another phase of more savory characters and are really delicate. This is undoubtedly a restrained Champagne on a very slow path of evolution. The palate's smoothly layered with the phenolics shaping it in the first phase of the palate, casting a long tube-like form. The core is composed of dried strawberries, some spiced cherries, some dried peaches and pink grapefruit to boot. It then gives way to fresh acidity as it delivers a really thrilling and mouth-watering finish with some toasty hazelnuts and flamed orange zest to close. Superb focus, and the vintage character of the acidity and length is stunning. Beautifully preserved in the cellars for some twenty-odd years. What a treat! Drink now and for another decade or more. This will age on cork very nicely. Truly a superb expression of Dom Perignon Rosé.

James Suckling | 96 JS
Bright, amber-tinged pink with pinpoint bubbles. Deep, smoky and complex, with a kaleidoscopic bouquet incorporating wild strawberry, peach, apricot, chestnut honey and cured meat. A firm, strikingly concentrated midweight with powerful flavors of orange peel, raspberry, redcurrant, baking spice and smoked meat and gentle supporting acidity. Smoky, sweet and long on the back, with a slowly building impression of acidity that suggests this will be a long ager. As usual, a stunning Champagne. Also tasted: NV White Star, 1999 Millesime Rose Brut*.

Vinous Media | 95 VM
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 with air. Tight and young, this is a beautiful, floral pinot noir that carries the essence of Champagne.

Wine & Spirits | 95 W&S
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 | 95 WE
This features floral, candied citrus, pencil shaving and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It's fresh and focused, with a firm structure offset by a mouthfilling richness and a lacy texture. Not a blockbuster, but seamless and seductive in its approach. Drink now through 2010.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS
An exuberantly fresh nose features notes of strawberry, cherry, apple and a hint of yeast. The vibrant and intense middle weight flavors are on the leaner side and without the same depth that one normally sees and it's not clear that the underlying material is present such that significantly more will develop. To be clear, and fair, this is a delicious effort that is certainly enjoyable for its fruit. At the same time, given how good the '96 vintage is I was a bit disappointed by this.

Burghound | 91 BH
Real concentration, yet with better balance than many ’96s. A big wine, quite vinous, and in that sense not a typically fragrant Dom Pérignon of finesse. Not outstanding, but a very good wine surpassed by the subtlety of the ’98 P2. Drinking Window 2017 - 2020

Decanter | 91 DEC

Sokolin 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose Tasting Notes:

When looking to uncork wines at the earliest convenience, it's often best to look back to proven, classic-worthy vintages. This gem from 1996 is at its prime today and will steal the show at any meal or gathering you deem worthy. Dom Perignon Rose performs consistently in its youth and possesses enough fortitude to age gracefully. Elegance, strength, purity - these words hardly come close to describing the pleasure of drinking this wonderful Rose.

The flavors explode forth, sparing no tastebud in their aromatic conquest. Earthy crushed rocks serve as a canvas upon which you can experience powerful strokes of honeysuckle, marmalade, and white pear. The acidity cuts through the thick, creamy texture of the wine, creating a balanced and refined flavor profile, one that's approachable to even the most inexperienced wine novices. This vintage is slowly disappearing from the market, so make sure you grab yourself a bottle or two while supplies last!
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Availability In Stock
Vintage 1996
Format 750 ml
Color Rose
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Moet
Rating 97 RP
Region Champagne: The sharp, biting acidity, cutting through the richness; the explosive force that shatters the bubbles as they rise to the surface; the intense flavor and compelling, lively mouthfeel; these are all hallmarks of a good Champagne. Most wines are made from a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, but there are pure-Chardonnay variants and ones that blend only Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. As a result, most wines come with a feeling of familiarity, if not nostalgia. Each Champagne house has its own unique style, so different bottles of Champagne may not resemble each other outside of the core varietal strengths. The soil composition of the subregion is characterized by belemnite and chalk, which lets it absorb heat during the daytime and release it at night. This terroir helps create the feeling of airy, playful lightness of fine sparkling wine. These wines were originally marketed towards royalty, and you can feel a hint of that elusive blue-blood elegance and confidence while drinking one. A good Champagne carries you away like a hurricane carries small debris, and you can feel the powerful life force in each bubble even. The characteristic Champagne "pop" has become a staple at parties and celebrations around the globe - when you hear it, good times are right around the corner.
Type of Wine Champagne (Rose): After the surge of popularity in the '90s, wine lovers around the world just can't get enough of Champagne Rose. Infused with the vibrant essence of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, these wines will take you to the stars. They're confident, delicious, and intellectually stimulating - everything one could wish for.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
Customer Reviews
  1. The acidity was perfect for my likings
    Product Rating
    80%
    I tasted the 1996 Dom Perignon Rose at a blind-tasting event a few weeks ago and I was very pleased with it. Bubbly wines may not be my favorites, but you certainly can’t say a Dom Perignon is anything but great. The acidity was perfect for my likings, and I also liked the pineapple hints on the palate. I was surprised to hear that it was a vintage, so now I think it will last for quite a long time, maybe even become better. The bubbles didn’t last long in the glass; it didn’t bother me, but I imagine it could be a downside for someone who prefers bubbly drinks. Anyway, quite a youthful wine for its age, a really good Dom Perignon, maybe one of the best I’ve tasted. Could use more concentration, but sure a great choice.

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  2. perfect balance, it was so weightless and gentle on the palate
    Product Rating
    100%
    This wine is out of this world. I have no words to describe the experience, I just know I couldn’t have chosen better. This was the champagne we celebrated our first anniversary with. I know my lady prefers white, and bubbly if possible, so I gave it a thought and went for what I knew was high-quality. And whatever I say now - it doesn’t do it justice. I loved its perfect balance, it was so weightless and gentle on the palate, and so easy to drink. There were some apples, honey and orange, I think. I don’t remember everything because the flavors just kept revealing themselves one after another. My wife also loved the taste and the bubbles and just kept smelling her glass because the aromas were also so spectacular. Buying it again, for sure.

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  3. perfect balance, it was so weightless and gentle on the palate
    Product Rating
    100%
    This wine is out of this world. I have no words to describe the experience, I just know I couldn’t have chosen better. This was the champagne we celebrated our first anniversary with. I know my lady prefers white, and bubbly if possible, so I gave it a thought and went for what I knew was high-quality. And whatever I say now - it doesn’t do it justice. I loved its perfect balance, it was so weightless and gentle on the palate, and so easy to drink. There were some apples, honey and orange, I think. I don’t remember everything because the flavors just kept revealing themselves one after another. My wife also loved the taste and the bubbles and just kept smelling her glass because the aromas were also so spectacular. Buying it again, for sure.

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