La Grande Dame 2004 Rosé
The colour is a luminescent, coppery pink sparkling with amber highlights. The plentiful fine, light bubbles describe graceful, indolent arabesques. The first nose reveals a solid mineral structure, noble fruit (white peach, red currant, raspberry, blueberry) and remarkable intensity. Swirling the wine, the bouquet becomes more luxurious and voluptuous with notes of brioche, nougat, cinnamon and cherry.
In the mouth, the wine is substantial and full-bodied. The texture is crisp and silky. The minerality of the chalk resonates brilliantly with the meaty structure and amplifies the length of the finish. The red wine from Bouzy (Clos Colin plot) adds a majestic foundation and the potential for ageing for the next generation. The finish is fresh and generous, giving a glimpse of the discreet liqueuring, which does not upset the wine's natural balance.