Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Rose 2008

$209.00
Size
 
$209.00

Producer, Billecart-Salmon

Region, France\Champagne\

Alcohol, 12.5

Varieties, Sparkling

Closure, Cork

Character, Berries and Cream

Food pairing, Meaty and Oily Fish

Blend, 

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
 

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Rose 2008 (For local pickup one day in advance!)

Wine Advocate:

"Disgorged with seven grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon is one of the finest wines I've tasted from Billecart in recent years. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of peach, mandarin oil, warm bread, red berries and petals, it's full-bodied, deep and vinous, with lovely mid-palate amplitude, terrific concentration and bright girdling acids. In what is quite a tightly wound vintage and from a house whose style is rather understated, this is a dramatic, fleshy wine that concludes with a long, flavorful finish." - Robert Parker

Producer tasting notes:

"Its appearance is luminous, with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon pink hue. Palate: A measured strength which is delicate and charming at the same time, with the harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarin, blood orange, and Reinette apple tart). An ample and full character in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest as well as red and white currants. Aroma: There is a refreshing sensorial experience of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (Plougastel and Mara des Bois strawberries, pêche de vigne). Pretty, refined and mature olfactory notes that bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and wild raspberry pulp. Tasting: This great and highly refined wine presents its personality with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavour. The aromatic charm of a rare mineral aspect to pair with beautiful poulet de Bresse with crayfish or a few Breton langoustines royales." - Champagne Billecart-Salmon