Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #998596 94 points James Suckling

 An subtle nose with plenty of fine autolysis aromas of fresh bread and sweetly fragrant yeasty notes, plus some gentle spice and chalky notes. The palate unleashes beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors, super fresh, fleshy and pure. Great balance and depth.  (7/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now through 2020.—  (9/2016)

92 points Vinous

 Pale orange. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and jasmine aromas, with suave mineral and smoky lees notes adding complexity. Spicy and precise on the palate, showing very good punch to its strawberry and bitter cherry flavors. Opens up smoothly with air and picks up a bitter rhubarb quality that lingers onto the long, tightly focused finish. This bottling showed more brawny character than many past renditions of this cuvée, but with no lack of vivacity. (JR)  (1/2015)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 While this wine is rich, it is also well balanced with perfumed acidity and a tight, mineral edge. Ripe with red berry fruits, it is dry and full in the mouth. Both fresh and rich at the same time, it will be better with food. (RV)  (12/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Brut Rose is a pretty, gracious wine. Freshly cut roses, red berries and spices take shape nicely in the glass as the wine shows off its understated, timeless personality. Billecart-Salmon’s NV Brut Rose is a reliably tasty wine. (AG)  (11/2011)

Wine & Spirits

 Caramelized fruit scents point up this wine’s ripeness, the finish touching on cinnamon and saddle leather. It’s a simple, light rosé to serve with duck rillettes.  (12/2015)

K&L Notes

What could be more civilized than treating your special someone to an aperitif of rosé Champagne? Elegant and focused with a fine bead, light salmon color, creamy texture and lingering finish.

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2015 | Send Email
This is the benchmark in rose Champagne, and it deserves every bit of its fame. I find it elegant and balanced every time that I have it, and the blushing pink color is always perfect. If you are looking for a famous producer that delivers the goods, the Billecart Salmon Brut Rose Champagne is a great choice. I like the wine best as an aperitif, the only thing it need to pair with is a good glass.

By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/16/2011 | Send Email
If I could pick any Champagne to drink on a daily basis regardless of price, it would be the Beautiful Billecart Salmon Rose! Without a doubt your last sip will still taste as good as the first. And your obsession will start at your first sip. This is a clean and elegant style that will impress just about any level Champagne drinker

By: Jeremy Figley | Review Date: 7/28/2012
The only champagne I have ever truly enjoyed. It's a must try.

By: Adam S. | Review Date: 6/12/2010
I drink Champagne mainly to cut through the fat in non-meat dishes. I love the way acid interacts with the food. I also like for my Champage to accompany, not overpower, the dish.

Billecart Salmon Brut Rose is perfection. It would be my only choice if not for the price, so I enjoy it when I can.


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Other White Wines

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France

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Alcohol Content (%): 12