"A lovely rosé Champagne that waltzes gracefully across the palate, belying the concentrated range of macerated raspberry and strawberry, candied blood orange peel, toast and saffron notes carried on the elegant, satiny mousse. Long and fresh, with minerally smoke and oyster shell accents on the focused finish. Drink now through 2035." Wine Spectator 96 Points
"In comparison to the charming, pure 2008 Dom Pérignon Rosé, the 2009 Dom Pérignon Rosé possesses a ripe, dense bouquet with aromas of dark berries, licorice, dried white flowers, toast and pastry, enhanced by delicate, racy smoky hints. Full-bodied, broad and rich, it’s dense and phenolic due to the approximately 15% still red wine sourced from grapes planted in the villages of Hautvilliers, Aÿ and Bouzy, culminating in a protracted, sapid and chalky finish. Although already thoroughly enjoyable, it should age well over the next 10 years. This blend of 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay was disgorged in March 2022 with a dosage of five grams per liter.
The latest rendition of the Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne, the 2009, was released a few weeks ago. Traditionally, the rosé iteration of Dom Pérignon makes its debut after the release of its white counterpart. The 2009 Dom Pérignon Rosé matured for 13 years on the lees before being disgorged in March 2022 with a dosage of five grams per liter. A blend of 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay, it derives from a warm year that yielded mature grapes, leading to Champagnes that are both robust and refined. Described as "generous and soft" by Vincent Chaperon, Dom Pérignon’s cellar master, the 2009 vintage began with a damp, rainy spring and transitioned into a hot, dry summer, setting the stage for a favorable harvest under excellent auspices." Robert Parker 95 Points
When Dom Pérignon chooses to be rosé, it is a radical declaration of freedom. Freedom to explore. Freedom to cast aside conventions and push the boundaries of creation. Dom Pérignon Rosé springs from this desire to dare, seizing the red of the pinot noir grape in its primal radiance, capturing its vital power in a bold, assertive assemblage. Tempered by a slow, masterful transformation during nearly 12 years in the cellar, Dom Pérignon Rosé is untamed and carnal, both light and dark, magnetic. Its vibration embraces the thrill of the unknown and is an invitation to explore.
The beginning of winter was particularly rigorous in 2009. The Champagne region saw intermittent snowfall, and temperatures remained quite low. Spring was warm but rainy. The weather did not encourage flowering and there was a threat of mildew. The summer, despite stormy periods that raised concerns that the health of the vines might suffer, was dominated by sunshine, especially in August. The weather remained hot, dry and very sunny for five consecutive weeks. On September 4 a hailstorm hit the vineyards in Hautvillers, Verzenay and Chouilly. The summery weather returned the very next day, however, and the grapes continued to ripen in complete serenity. The harvest thus began on September 12 under absolutely idyllic conditions. The grapes showed exceptional health and their maturity, underlined by a wonderful aromatic expression, was superlative.
THE EMBODIMENT OF FRUIT Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2009 is captivating with its intimate and caressing character. A wine that is intensively alive, a true incarnation of the fruit of the harvest.
NOSE & PALATE MAJESTY, MATURITY AND RICHNESS After fleeting aromas of rose, orange oil and saffron, the bouquet becomes warmer, dominated by red fruit – raspberry and cherry – then somber touches of cassis and fig. Sweetness ultimately triumphs, with notes of gingerbread and licorice.
The fruit is majestic, ripe, fleshy and profound. After a markedly smooth and round initial mouthfeel, the wine nestles in the heart of the palate, settling with a sort of intimately intense caress. The power is contained, and the dominant impression is consistency. Sapid sensations converge and persist, leaving the memory of their tactile imprint.