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Size: 750ml.

La Grande Dame Rosé 1990 has a magnificent warm colour, with luminous, very deep gold red tint. Effervescence is fine and persistent.

The quality of the vintage is reflected in the intense and powerful nose. This richness is accompanied by noble notes of dried fruits (black figs, dates) and mild spices (vanilla) dominating a well-rounded, softer, almost creamy base.

The richness of the nose is confirmed in the mouth. La Grande Dame Rosé 1990, with a rare concentration of aromas, reveals an exceptional, full volume. The texture is dense, deep and tightly woven. The structure of the Pinot Noir remains perfectly rounded. The silkiness of La Grande Dame cuvée is already present and, with time, this sensation of sweetness will develop. Gracious notes of black cherries and raspberries dominate the finish.

La Grande Dame Rosé 1990 ends the trilogy 1988, 1989 and 1990 in a blaze of glory. This truly great champagne is first and foremost a magnificent wine accompanying refined cuisine. But connoisseurs will also enjoy it on its superb merits, after an excellent meal and rejoice in its exceptional flavour and taste. Vibrant, this rosé delivers plenty of cherry and berry notes up front, then offers more aged elements of toast and hazelnut that keep on driving through the finish. It's all presented on a firm, well-integrated structure. Drink now through 2003. 3,900 cases made.

Rated 92 Wine Spectator