2002 Dom Pérignon Rosé: The Greatest DP Rosé Ever?

Posted by Robert Schagrin

The Greatest DP Rosé Ever?
2002 Dom Pérignon Rosé
The Specially Priced "Initial Release"

Is this the greatest Dom Pérignon Rosé ever made?

If this is something of an obvious call given the prowess of the 2002 vintage, the early critical praise (see Antonio Galloni's review below) and the guaranteed collector onslaught, it is also a very personal belief.

I've tasted this wine three times, in three very different settings over a five-month period and each and every time it has sent shivers down my spine. This is simply an epic Dom Pérignon Rosé.

This is a Rosé that stands toe to toe with the legends of 1990 and 1996, yet it seems to possess something more. Having experience with all three Rosés upon release, the 2002 seems to have something extra.

This is a wine that captures the essence of the vintage yet is also the beneficiary of Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy's 23 years at Dom Pérignon. This wine is the culmination of his endless research, of his fastidious and detailed work in the cellar.

In other words: the 2002 Dom Pérignon Rosé is Geoffroy's masterpiece.

Today, our FINAL offer of the year is a celebration of what is likely to be one of the legends of the still-young 21st Century. This initial release offers the lowest pricing you are likely to ever see.

But be warned - this is a "first come, first served" price! Once this first parcel is gone, so is the price.

As we've written before, Dom Pérignon's Rosés hover in a mysterious place between sparkling white wine and red Burgundy. The 2002 Rosé may be one of the most textured Rosés Geoffroy has ever made. It is the density of the minerality, the uncompromising polished core and architecture of the wine that will make this a legend, in Champagne and beyond.

Dare I say a young La Tâche with bubbles?

This is a "maximum purchase" opportunity - whoever can lose a few bottles, or a few cases, in the cellar for 10 to 30+ years will be in for a profound experience.

This is a Champagne that deserves the larger glasses usually reserved for Grand Cru whites and even reds - this will show off the full depth and clarity of the Pinot fruit and give it a chance to breathe. And while Champagne is always fun on its own, keep in mind this is a wine that is muscular enough to stand up to almost all dishes.

A long decade of "hold back" from the wine's vintage, this is one of the most anticipated releases from Dom Pérignon - we expect a very quick sell-out at this price.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call us at the store at (212) 980-9463.

Thank you so much for a wonderful 2012 and we wish you all the best in the New Year!

Robert Schagrin
Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate: "Unfortunately there is only one new release from Dom Perignon on the market, but what a wine it is! The 2002 Brut Rose explodes from the glass with endless layers of huge, voluptuous fruit, A big, full-bodied wine, the 2002 is probably the most overly vinous, intense Rose ever made by long-time Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. Layers of cool, insistent minerality balance the fruit beautifully on the crystalline, vivid finish. The 2002 will be nearly impossible to resist young, but take my word for it; the wine is extremely closed right now."