Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1041352 94 points James Suckling

 This marries a dash (5%) of still red wine from the Bollinger vineyards with the house's stalwart, complex non-vintage cuvée to fine effect. It has playful red florals and citrus fruits on the nose with freshly grilled hazelnuts, wild berries and spiced-berry biscuits. Actually, it smells superb! The palate offers plenty of concentrated red-apple and bright light-cherry fruit flavors amid a balanced and lively frame. A Champagne that finishes smooth and fresh. Brilliant take on a fresher style. Drink now.  (10/2016)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Bollinger's NV Brut Rosé is a beautiful pink Champagne composed of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier> The wine gets its noble rosé color from 6% of added red wine from vineyards in Verzenay and Aÿ. Bread rolls, a hint of mocha and very fine red fruit aromas on the beautifully pure, fresh and perfumed nose lead to a highly delicate and fruity palate with a silky texture and filigreed structure. This is an aromatic, perfectly balanced and intense Rosé of great elegance and finesse. The finish is clear and fresh but also intense and highly stimulating in its subversive salinity. This is a great Rosé, and although it can surely age, I would always miss the delicacy and perfume of its youth! (Tasted from Lot L1804507 in May 2018). (SR)  (6/2018)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Focused and vibrant, this marries a firm acidic frame and a chalky texture with a tightly knit range of crushed raspberry, toast, candied lemon zest and fragrant ground spice notes that linger on the mouthwatering finish. (AN)  (9/2018)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Lightly hued. The elegant and ultra-pure nose speaks of discreet yeast, cherry, raspberry and strawberry hints that are trimmed in an almost invisible touch of rose petal. The refinement displayed by the nose is reinforced by the palate impression of the delicious flavors that are underpinned by a firm but not aggressive mousse where the bead is quite fine, all wrapped in a moderately complex but solidly persistent finish. As it usually is this is quite an understated rosé that is drier than most without crossing the line into austerity. If one wanted to find fault it's that this lacks just a touch of overall depth but the style is drop dead gorgeous.  (1/2015)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright orange-pink. Fresh red berries and tangerine on the spice- and smoke-accented nose and in the mouth. Sappy and expansive, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of toasty lees. Tightens up on the long, mineral-driven finish, which leaves a chalky mineral nuance behind. (JR)  (1/2015)

Wine & Spirits

 This is ripe and supple, with scents of raspberries and an earthy, porcini-like note. It’s built on umami with touches of fruit sweetness; for wild mushroom crostini.  (12/2016)

K&L Notes

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. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2015 | Send Email
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

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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5