A new release at this time of tasting, this has a bright cherry-fruit nose and is very fresh and expressive. It offers a spicy edge in addition to some peppery notes and dried rose petals. Poached strawberries, blood-orange zest and ripe stone fruits, which tend to more exotic tropical notes of guava, are also all on offer. The palate has superb depth, balance and purity. A very strong expression of pinot noir and chardonnay, which drives some fresher grapefruit flavors and acidity into the fore during the latter phase of the palate. There's a velvety and ripe phenolic texture that hints at plenty of white-cherry and peach flavors. This delivers richness with a sturdy framework, and I'd wager this will reach a magic place around 2020.
James SucklingScore: 96/100
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, VinousScore: 94/100