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  • Country ranking ?

    907
  • Producer ranking ?

    30
  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Foie gras toasts on a bed of onions

The Story

At the end of the 17th Century, Dom Pierre Pérignon stated his ambition to create ‘the best wine in the world’.  On 29 September 1694, Dom Pierre Pérignon wrote that his mission was to create “the best wine in the world.” He dedicated himself to improving viticulture techniques, perfecting the art blending grapes from different crus, and introduced the gentle and fractional pressing to obtain white wine from black grapes.Ever since, the House of Dom Pérignon has perpetuated this visionary approach instilled by its founder, one that remains a hallmark of true luxury: the constant reinvention of the exceptional.

 

Under the creative leadership of cellar master Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon is reinvented with every vintage. The miraculous concept of assemblage – the delicate balance between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and the commitment to Vintage are instrumental in the act of creation, revealing the wine's extra soul. Precise and tactile to the point of seamlessness, tense through rhythm and vibrancy, vigorous and fresh yet mature, intense and complex – such is the sensual style of Dom Pérignon: so inviting, yet so mysterious...

The core of the blend are the eight historical Grands Crus, Aÿ, Bouzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil, plus the legendary Hautvillers Premier Cru. Dom Perignon also has the unique privilege of being able to select grapes from all 17 Grands Crus in Champagne. giving birth to Dom Perignon's highly intriguing contrast".

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Vintage 1996

ROSÉ 1996
DOM PÉRIGNON VINTAGE

THE HARVEST
The year was full of contrasts and the summer changeable, with the wetter periods never quite making up for the earlier hydric deficit. Eventually, in the month before grape-picking (16 September), it was as much the spells of hot weather as the influence of north-easterly winds that led to the original maturity of the vintage.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

39 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Pink and Clear

ending

Medium, Smooth and Lingering

flavors

Cranberry, Cherry, Coffee, Toasty, Citrus and Spice

nose

Intense, Complex, Seductive and Generous

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Well-structured, Perfectly balanced, Complex, Youthful, Light, Elegant, Harmonious, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Masterpiece and Transparent

Written Notes

The 1996 Dom Perignon Rose was consistent with all my previous experiences. Very dry, citrusy and tangy, it has the potential to blossom, but it is a bit mean at the moment. I do not think it is in the elite category of DP Roses, and I would rather have many, many other 1996s before this, at least for now (93).
  • 93p

Tasted on the 9th December 2016. Really impressive stuff, virile, sophisticated, rich, great acidity and sweet tones. Wonderful stuff and awesome to enjoy.

  • 97p
Oeil: rich salmon, tiny bubble evolving slowly Nose: medium bodied, elegant. Crunchy red cherry, good acidity and elegant at first. Midpalate finish with astringency Time to drink. 90 pts
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass Time

1h

Drinking Temperature

7

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97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

Tasted on the 9th December 2016. Really impressive stuff, virile, sophisticated, rich, great acidity and sweet tones. Wonderful stuff and awesome to enjoy.

4m 7d ago

93p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"The 1996 Dom Perignon Rose was consistent with all my previous experiences. Very dry, citrusy and tangy, it has the potential to blossom, but it is a bit mean at the moment. I do not think it is in the elite category of DP Roses, and I would rather have many, many other 1996s before this, at least for now (93)."

1y 4m ago

99p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"This magnum DP 96 Rosé is a perfect wine. "

1y 6m ago

90p
 Oumy Diaw, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Oeil: rich salmon, tiny bubble evolving slowly
Nose: medium bodied, elegant. Crunchy red cherry, good acidity and elegant at first. Midpalate finish with astringency Time to drink. 90 pts"

2y 25d ago

95p
 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"TASTINGNOTE Man har tillverkat endast 35 flaskor Dom Pérignon Gold Rosé i en sexlitersflaska (Methusalem) insvept i ett rosa guldöverdrag från juvelerarhuset Chaumet. Prist? € 30 000. Första flaskan såldes till en restaurant i Hvar i Kroatien där den finns på vinlistan för US$ 200.000. Man köpte den förra versionen och lyckades sälja 4 flaskor av den. Domineras i dag av mineral och steniga toner samt av årgångens syrliga profil. I fonden ligger ett brett smaklager av sofistikerad jordgubbsmättad och vaniljpolerad rikedom redo att blomma ut om tio år eller så.
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4y 4m ago

95p
 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Medium-deep salmon red colour with a bronze hue. Spicy, nuanced, meaty nose, mineral, straw pwerfume. Rich and round. Youthful on the palate. Clean and pure future is ahead. Less personality than in the crissy. Surprisingly youthful. Even dried fruit. "

4y 4m ago

92p
 Antti Korpela, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Long night, but not bad...8-)"

5y 4d ago

96p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Dinner with Toni's fooood :P"

5y 2m ago

96p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Xmas wines. Rare and DP 96 rosé are nice "

5y 4m ago

96p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"La tache 51 was superb as well as Krug Clos du Mesnil and Bolly VVF."

5y 4m ago

95p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Rötskyttäjä 85 was a darling "

5y 5m ago

96p
 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Dom Pérignon 1955 was the best of the evening!"

5y 6m ago

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