i bought this at auction and think it is a NV that has been out there for 15+ years. Drinking really well. I drink it in a open tulip glass since it is older and it really opens up and almost has a port feel to it. Just love it.
Two bottles opened for pre dinner celebration. Notes are limited except to say the wine was as good as ever. I like this wine, but think it could be just a touch fuller-bodied, but perhaps its elegance is what makes the wine so special. Crisp in style with light fruit flavors and a wonderful baker's yeast component. For comparison purposes, time to try a Billecart-Samon vintage rose, knowing the price will be much higher.
Pale salmon color. Nose of toast, sweet apple, tart red fruit, strawberry and a bit of roasted nuts. Really nice. Similar flavors on the palate with a mix of yeasty dough and bright, tart red fruits. Creamy mousse on the palate with great acidity and a clean, vibrant finish. Really just delicious and balanced. My favorite brut rose champagne, hands down.
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(NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosť) From 375 ml - light pink orange color with few small bubbles; yeasty, tart cherry, white chocolate nose; tasty, yeasty, white chocolate, golden raspberry palate; medium-plus finish
(NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosť) From a half-bottle. A gorgeous colour, reminiscent of smoked salmon. Strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, with hints of soy sauce. The palate is immediately impressive on entry, rich and creamy, with a full, foaming but elegant mousse. More elegant summer fruits, particularly strawberries with cream, with a leafy edge. Good acidity. Drinking very well now, but will be fine to drink over the next one to two years. I feel that Billecart-Salmon produce the most attractive non-vintage rosé Champagne.
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