2007 Billecart-Salmon 'Cuvée Elisabeth' Brut Rosé Champagne with Gift Box
Winemaker Notes: Billecart-Salmon's rare and highly sought after "Elisabeth" Brut Rosé, a blend of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is made only in exceptional vintages, called millésimes. It was created in 1988 as a tribute to co-founder Elisabeth Salmon. A luminous visual presence with soft shimmering coppery reflections and a deep salmon pink hue. A refreshing and sensual sensory expression of citrus peels and red berry jelly, with the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic amplitude (Plougastel strawberry, Mara des Bois and vine peach). Beautifully refined and mature olfactory notes, releasing a distinctive perfume of scented soft spices and wild rasberry pulp. Harmonious blossoming of gourmet flavors (tangerine, blood orange and Reinette apple tart). A fullbodied and layered mouthfeel, evolving towards a chalky edge and a lingering finish of citron zest and red and white currants.
Blend: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay.
This great wine is endowed with great finesse and delicacy, its personality shining through textures and flavors. An aromatic charm coupled with a rare mineral dimension, ideally paired with poulet de Bresse or Breton langoustines royales.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Aromas of red berries, orange rind, dried flowers, warm brioche and spices introduce the 2007 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth, one of the highlights of this tasting chez Billecart. It's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with an enveloping attack and a bright underlying spice of acidity, revealing plenty of chalky dry extract and concentration, concluding with a long and precise finish. Despite the style of the vintage and the fact that malolactic fermentation was largely blocked, this is quite a textural, powerful wine."
Decanter - "This rare prestige cuvee rose from Billecart-Salmon is a stunning blend of 50:50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Pinot comes from prime vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and Marne Valley, while the Chardonnay comes from top sites in the Cote des Blancs. A beautifully subtle and sophisticated oeil de perdrix colour, this also comes with a very fine bead which threads its way from the base of the glass to the surface of the wine. The dainty red fruit is soft and supple with elegance, energy and a gently persistent vinosity. The dosage of 6g/l is perfectly weighted against the fresh acidity. It has great length and equilibrium - this will age with ease."
James Suckling - "Extremely fleshy, fresh and exuberant with unashamedly expressive red cherries, raspberries and strawberries, with cinnamon and other baking spices, too. Sleek, vinous and tangy. A clever wine for the playful fruit presence that belies the power and structure behind it. Hints of chocolate creep into the finish."
Vinous - "A Champagne of precision and class, the 2007 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth is light, airy and finely cut. The blend is 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne and 50% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, with a touch of still Pinot from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Not surprisingly, the Chardonnay plays a significant role in shaping the wine’s personality and overall feel. Citrus, orchard fruit, crushed berry and floral notes are all nicely lifted. Partial malolactic fermentation keeps the flavors and textures vibrant. Dosage is 6 grams per liter. Drinking window: 2020 - 2030"
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