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Billecart Salmon Brut RoseBlend from France

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"Pale, orange-tinged pink. Vibrant, spicy aromas of orange peel, ruby-red grapefruit and floral honey. Focused and pure, with juicy orange and tangy rhubarb flavors and a lush,...

  • 93 Wine Spectator
  • 92+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar
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93

A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now through 2020.

92+ John Gilman - View from the Cellar

"I also had the pleasure to taste the new release of the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV at the Crush tasting in December here in New York, and then subsequently at a Billecart tasting in February. This wine is a blend of fifty percent chardonnay, thirty percent pinot noir and twenty percent pinot meunier and was aged for fully four years on the fine lees prior to disgorgement and preparation for release. Unlike the house’s straight non-vintage Brut bottling, some of the base wines for the Brut Rosé go through malo. The bouquet on the current release is outstanding, wafting from the glass in a mélange of cherries, orange peel, woodsmoke, warm bread and a lovely base of complex minerality. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very refined on the attack, with a lovely core, frothy mousse, bright acids and outstanding focus, length and grip on the very elegant and complete finish. Fine, fine juice. 2013-2020+." (02/13)

Product Description:

"Pale, orange-tinged pink. Vibrant, spicy aromas of orange peel, ruby-red grapefruit and floral honey. Focused and pure, with juicy orange and tangy rhubarb flavors and a lush, velvety texture. This is weightier than previous bottlings of this cuvee, but has the usual precision and lift expected by long-time fans of this rose. Finishes with juicy citrus flavors and a late mineral jolt."

Product Detail

Item # 42956
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

93 - Wine Spectator

92+ - John Gilman - View from the Cellar

Vintage N/A
Color Rose
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Sparkling
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, flower, pear, apple, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, flower, pear, apple, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla