Billecart Salmon Rose N.V.


Champagne Guide 2011 96 points!
James Halliday 96 points!

France, Champagne
750mL
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Champagne Guide 2011 96 points!

"Domi's philosophy of blending rose by adding just seven percent of pinot noir red wine from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ is more about aromatic effect than colour, and this explains the exceedingly classy, pale salmon hue of this wine. The finest roses are all about delicacy and this wine exemplifies utter restraint. An exceedingly elegant bouquet dances with strawberry hull, wild strawberries and lifted cherry blossom. A high proportion of chardonnay (forty percent) keeps the red wine addition under control on the palate, contributing great minerality and persistence. Its dosage of 9g/L of sweetness is virtually imperceptible. Perfect as an aperitif or with red fruits at the end of a meal."
Tyson Stelzer, Champagne Guide 2011

Nick Stock 93 Points!
"One of the most popular rose' champagnes in its distinctive squat bottle, this has a light broze-pink colour and attractive red-fruit and spice aromas on the nose; some savoury, nutty accents too. The palate pitches freshness against opulence, making a rich impression with red-fruit flavour and savoury brown spices; really lingers with intent. This looks terrific."
Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide 2011