The Dom Perignon Rose Champagne 2006 is every bit as captivating as it was last year, maybe even more so. At times powerful, but in other moments finessed, the 2006 constantly changes in the glass, revealing a different shade of its personality with every taste. Perhaps most importantly, Dom Perignon Rose Champagne 2006 seems to have gained a level of precision and pure sophistication it did not show last year, when it was quite a bit less put together.
On the Nose: The bouquet is mesmerizing, ripe, and deep. The opening notes are a blend of dark spicy notes and cocoa which develop very quickly into fruit aromas. Fruit reigns supreme, with roasted fig and apricot and candied orange. The overall effect exudes smoky accents.
On the Palate: The fullness of this wine is immediately striking. Its intensity and succulence set the tone through the sweetness and crispness of the flavors. The silky mouthfeel melts into a smooth, tight, and grainy structure with just a hint of vegetable flavors. This wine expresses an appealing brininess and saline character.
Dom Perignon Rose Champagne 2006 demands a simple cuisine, modest, pure, authentic, a traditional cuisine from southern Europe, originating from Italy, Spain or France. One can play on mellow and rich textures which the wine integrates perfectly. Dom Perignon Rose Champagne 2006 responds to propensities and contrasts, dishes with strong personalities reveal the form of exuberance which characterizes the vintage.