Why to buy: Four-star pastry chefs tend to prefer citrus desserts. The same logic applies to the brilliant Dom Pérignon Rosé 2000, the most sought-after of all their rosé Champagnes: It is a wondrous balance of fruity, tart, sweet, smoky, bitter and supple, with a rare amber-salmon hue. The super-limited edition bottle bears the imprint of filmmaker David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks), a fan of the unexpected, who designed a stunning label that reflects the wine's intensity."This superb wine is not to be missed… It is a Champagne that demands serious attention… The wine is simply marvelous. I loved it."
The backstory: Dom Pérignon releases small quantities of their wines when they reach a peak in their quality, and each bottle is sought after by collectors worldwide. A 30-bottle vertical of the Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque was sold at auction in 2010, setting the world record for a single lot of Champagne and as the first HK$1 million lot of wine Sotheby’s ever sold in Hong Kong.
Nose, palate and pairing: This gorgeous wine bursts with aromas of white flower, honeysuckle and white pepper; in the glass you’ll find black cherry, candied citrus peel and light hints of smoke. The year 2000 was warm and frequently stormy throughout Champagne; the Chardonnay grapes used in this wine were supple, ample and complex, and Pinot Noir offered structured backbone and length. The resulting wine is well-defined, classically balanced, and the pinnacle of what one should expect from an extraordinary Champagne.
Expected maturity: 2025
Brand: Dom Pérignon