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"Kaleidoscopic complexity" Gary Westby

"Autolysis complexity runs right through the palate" Geoff Kelly

An ample and pure character in the mouth unveiling the soft spices of tangy mandarin and the persistent flavours of cedar and exotic wood.

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé 2006 (France)

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$266.82p/Btl
Elsewhere $287.88 $250.33
1 Btl, $266.82 1 Btl, $232.02
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 17/20 Points Freight Included
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé 2006 (France)

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé 2006 (France)

Member rating / 1
The mark of Billecart is made not by the heavy footfall of concentration, power and presence, but rather the fairy touch of delicacy and crystal-clear fidelity.
$266.82p/Btl
Elsewhere $287.88 $250.33
1 Btl, $266.82 1 Btl, $232.02

Accolades

Awarded 5 Stars

Geoff Kelly

Awarded 94/100 Points

Wine Enthusiast - September  2016

Awarded 91/100 Points

Wine & Spirits, November 2016

Awarded 17/20 Points

Jancis Robinson, June 2017

Description

"I tasted this with Antoine Billecart in October 2015, and it lives up to its lofty reputation as the best rosé in the world. It is composed of even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but it is the red wine that is added (about 9%) that puts this wine in a class of its own. The red Pinot Noir is all from the 1er Cru of Mareuil, in fact from one 80-year-old plot called the Valofroy. This ultimately elegant Champagne has kaleidoscopic complexity with everything inside from white flowers to subtle hazelnuts. The Volnay-like character of the red wine is in the background now, but for the patient, this wine will be a treat on the level of any wine in the world" Gary Westby

"Perfect light salmon hue. The purity of the bouquet here is exemplary, beautiful baguette-crust and Vogel’s Multigrain autolysis on a bouquet seemingly dominated by red fruits pinot noir, but in an ethereal way. There is little sign of meunier perfume here. The freshness and depth of flavour on palate is again sensational, clearly showing red grapes dominance, yet the autolysis complexity runs right through the palate. In one sense rosé champagnes are not such good candidates for cellaring, because they lose their subtle fresh red-fruits charm, but the characters replacing them are still a delight, in the older wine" Geoff Kelly

"Top selection of rosé is a 50-50 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, with red wine from old vines un Mareuil-sur-Aÿ providing the color. It’s sexy and brisk, with pretty red fruit notes that one taster compared to a Linzer torte. There’s intriguing tension between the dark tannins and the finesse the wine derives from its mousse and its mineral acidity. This will benefit from a few years of cellar time." Wine & Spirits, November 2016

"50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir with 6-8% Pinot Noir wine from particular parcels in Mareuil and Ambonnay red. All destemmed. They need 14 ha of red wine grapes to guarantee rosé production. Contains Chardonnay from Trépail too. There is a very small percentage of barrel fermentation. A wine that ‘just positioned itself – didn’t need any marketing’. Pale coppery salmon. Broad and perfumed – very Pinot. Subtle and off dry. Lots of vegy cabbage flavours. Long and vibrant. Very clean and precise." Jancis Robinson, June 2017

This Champagne is a 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir blend. A salmon pink tint and sparkling luminous visual presence is underscored by a gracious and persistent effervescent veil. A very seductive visual ensemble, with a soft shimmering reflection, rising to an accomplished articulation of a great vintage. It is a refreshing sensorial expression of crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits. With the exquisite sensation and complex aromatic generosity (figs, white peach, almond macaroons.) Ripe olfactive notes respectfully soften the distinctive perfume of wild strawberries and spring roses. A powerful yet delicate impact owing to the noble and harmonious maturing of flavours (nectarine, cardamom). An ample and pure character in the mouth unveiling the soft spices of tangy mandarin and the persistent flavours of cedar and exotic wood.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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Includes Delivery

Member Rating

3 Stars

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