James Suckling 95 points - (45% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier; 8 g/l dosage; L206454 17741): Pale orange. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and jasmine aromas, with suave mineral and smoky lees notes adding complexity. Spicy and precise on the palate, showing very good punch to its strawberry and bitter cherry flavors. Opens up smoothly with air and picks up a bitter rhubarb quality that lingers onto the long, tightly focused finish. This bottling showed more brawny character than many past renditions of this cuvee, but with no lack of vivacity.
Wine Enthusiast 94 points - An subtle nose with plenty of fine autolysis aromas of fresh bread and sweetly fragrant yeasty notes, plus some gentle spice and chalky notes. The palate unleashes beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors, super fresh, fleshy and pure. Great balance and depth. Drink now.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Fresh and accessible, this finely balanced rose shows a delicate palate of white raspberry, pastry and candied lemon zest, with a hint of briny oyster shell riding the lacy mousse. Drink now through 2018.
Such an elegant, ethereal wine, this orange-pink wine is dry and crisp with fruity raspberry flavor at the fore. This particular bottling could improve for a year, but makes a great food Champagne now.
The NV Brut Rose is a pretty, gracious wine. Freshly cut roses, red berries and spices take shape nicely in the glass as the wine shows off its understated, timeless personality. Billecart-Salmon?s NV Brut Rose is a reliably tasty wine. This is Lot L26712406690A. Disgorged September 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.
DOMAINE BILLECART-SALMON NV BILLECART-SALMON BRUT ROSE
"This is clearly one of my favorite rosé Champagnes out there. I love the freshness and clarity in the wine, from its light pink color to crisp acidity and minerally, chalky character on the finish. It's full-bodied and dense yet agile with amazing length and beauty. Refreshing and vibrant. As it warms, it gives you delicate pinot noir character like Aloxe-Corton or another excellent appellation. Drink now." James Suckling 95 points
|The production secrets and the
vinification method ofthis cuvée go
back to the origins of the House of
BILLECART-SALMON and have been
handed down for seven generations.
The Brut Rosé is a blend of Chardonnay,
Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir vini?ed
as red wine.
Appearance: Its pale and bright pink
colour is adorned with warm glints of
gold and its delicate slowly rising
bubbles give it a persistent mousse.
Aroma: This cuvée unveils a subtle
aroma leading to an elegant, delicate
bouquet of ?ne notes of red fruits and
zest of citrus fruits.
Palate: Its special method of vinification
gives this cuvée a light, elegant flavour,
followed by a fresh finish with a taste
Serving: This rosé champagne is an
ideal partner as an aperitif and can also
accompany a dish of wild salmon or
sushi. For dessert, it will add a sublime
touch to red fruit flavours.