Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1041352 93 points Wine Spectator

 This refined rosé shows verve, offering finely meshed flavors of dried black cherry and pomegranate fruit, with notes of almond skin, gingerbread, honey and candied orange zest. A vein of smoky minerality gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases imported.  (11/ 2013)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 There’s a tinge of copper to this wine’s color and a hint of strawberry and jasmine in its scent, but there’s nothing obvious or overt about it. For a rosé with this much richness and roundness, it holds itself tight, a delicious, smoky evocation of limestone.  (12/ 2013)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Seductively light in color, this is based on Pinot Noir. It has a fine balance and a touch of toast. The fresh red-fruit and citrus flavors harmonize into a complex whole. Like many Bollinger Champagnes, it’s a delicious, full-bodied selection that’s best suited for food.  (12/ 2012)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L1316802): Vivid pink. High-pitched red berry and blood orange scents are complicated by a floral pastille element and a hint of smoky lees. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant citrus fruit and raspberry flavors and a touch of toastiness. Shows serious power on the finish, which echoes the red fruit and toast notes. This Champagne has the depth to handle rich foods and the energy and cut to provide pleasure on its own.  (12/ 2013)

K&L Notes

From K&L's Champagne Buyer, Gary Westby: "This is spectacular rosé--perhaps the best non-vintage rosé that I have ever had, and a great argument for the blenders' art. Concentrated yet completely effortless, this barrel-fermented gem has everything one could want from a rosé Champagne. The power is in the wine, but always takes a back seat to balance. It is dosed very lightly at 10 grams per liter."

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/16/2009  | Send Email
The Mark Hopkins was the venue for the inaugural San Francisco stop of the Tour de Champagne this past October, and this fantastic Champagne was my favorite discovery at the event. This spectacular bottle delivers the vinous power that one would expect from Bollinger, but with elegant panache. It is one of the best rosés available at any price.

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Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5