Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne NV

Non-Vintage Rosé Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
TCG 95
JS 93
WA 93
WS 93
TP 93
JG 92
12.0% ABV
Item # 6042

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750ml
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95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2012 base vintage; disgorged October 2015 and August 2016; 40% chardonnay from Vitry and Côte des Blancs; 30% pinot from Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ambonnay, Rilly-la-Montagne, Verzenay and Verzy; 30% meunier from Vallée de la Marne; 40% reserves from 2010, 2009 and 2008; just 7% pinot noir red wine from Mareuil-sur-Ay, more for aromatic effect than colour; full malolactic fermentation; 9 g/L dosage; DIAM closure). As precise and pretty as ever, this is classically restrained Billecart of epic refinement, pale-salmon hue and gorgeously restrained rose petal, red cherry and strawberry hull fruit. This cuvée has attained that wonderful place where lees age contributes great texture and mouthfeel, without diminishing purity or freshness. Delightfully understated, eminently fresh and elegantly persistent, it carries with grace and poise amidst fine chalk mineral texture, taut acid focus, impeccably pure persistence and a fine, creamy bead. Enjoy it in its ravishing youth. (2018/2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "Cinnamon and dried nutmeg add to the experience of bread dough and rose petals. Flavorful on the medium-bodied palate and finely poised with bright acidity. Medium-long on the finish. Drink now. (5/7/19)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Pale yet intense pink in color the Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé is pure, fresh and intense on the nose, with lovely raspberry aromas, refreshing citrus zest flavors and great definition. On the palate this is a pure, light and vinous rosé with great finesse and a long, well-structured and even juicy finish. This iconic rosé blends 40% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay and 30% Pinot Noir (with a small part added as red wine) from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Fabulous. Drink: 2018-2023. (Dec 2018)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "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. (9/14/16)"

93 points Decanter: "Vivid, almost luscious strawberry aromas. Flecks of nutmeg and clove spice amid the lively, refreshing fruit on its slender, fresh body. A real joyful classic. Drinking Window: 2020-2022. (Jan 2019)"

93 points Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel): "Pale pink, juicy, smooth, ripe, and tangy with raspberry; lush and tangy with great depth; racy acidity and seamlessly balanced; lovely. (Dec 2012)"
95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2012 base vintage; disgorged October 2015 and August 2016; 40% chardonnay from Vitry and Côte des Blancs; 30% pinot from Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ambonnay, Rilly-la-Montagne, Verzenay and Verzy; 30% meunier from Vallée de la Marne; 40% reserves from 2010, 2009 and 2008; just 7% pinot noir red wine from Mareuil-sur-Ay, more for aromatic effect than colour; full malolactic fermentation; 9 g/L dosage; DIAM closure). As precise and pretty as ever, this is classically restrained Billecart of epic refinement, pale-salmon hue and gorgeously restrained rose petal, red cherry and strawberry hull fruit. This cuvée has attained that wonderful place where lees age contributes great texture and mouthfeel, without diminishing purity or freshness. Delightfully understated, eminently fresh and elegantly persistent, it carries with grace and poise amidst fine chalk mineral texture, taut acid focus, impeccably pure persistence and a fine, creamy bead. Enjoy it in its ravishing youth. (2018/2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "Cinnamon and dried nutmeg add to the experience of bread dough and rose petals. Flavorful on the medium-bodied palate and finely poised with bright acidity. Medium-long on the finish. Drink now. (5/7/19)"

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Pale yet intense pink in color the Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Rosé is pure, fresh and intense on the nose, with lovely raspberry aromas, refreshing citrus zest flavors and great definition. On the palate this is a pure, light and vinous rosé with great finesse and a long, well-structured and even juicy finish. This iconic rosé blends 40% Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay and 30% Pinot Noir (with a small part added as red wine) from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. Fabulous. Drink: 2018-2023. (Dec 2018)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "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. (9/14/16)"

93 points Decanter: "Vivid, almost luscious strawberry aromas. Flecks of nutmeg and clove spice amid the lively, refreshing fruit on its slender, fresh body. A real joyful classic. Drinking Window: 2020-2022. (Jan 2019)"

93 points Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel): "Pale pink, juicy, smooth, ripe, and tangy with raspberry; lush and tangy with great depth; racy acidity and seamlessly balanced; lovely. (Dec 2012)"
Product SKU 6042
Producer Billecart-Salmon
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Vallée de la Marne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color Rose
Blend 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier
ABV 12.0%
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