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Nicolas Maillart Grand Cru Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1398298 92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Refined and creamy, with focused notes of crushed white cherry, pastry cream, fleur de sel and orchard blossom. Mouthwatering acidity and accents of grated ginger and lemon zest hold sway on the finish. Elegant. (AN) Inner quote mark (11/2015)

90 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The Nicolas Maillart non-vintage Brut Rosé is composed of a fifty-fifty blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, with eight percent of the pinot being still red wine. It is from the base year of 2014 and was finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter, after its disgorgement in November of 2017. The bouquet is bright and zesty, wafting from the glass in a mix of cherries, tangerine, chalky soil tones, dried rose petals, sourdough bread and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still briskly youthful, with a good core of fruit, fine backend mineral drive, elegant mousse and a long, still fairly primary finish. This could do with a couple of years in the cellar to more fully unwind structurally. It is quite tasty. 90+ Inner quote mark (9/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The NV Brut Rosé Grand Cru is a blended rosé based on Bouzy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in equal parts and gets its pale salmon color from 8% Pinot Noir red wine. Macerated for two days and pressed very gently, this has a light, very delicate and gentle character with lots of elegance. Disgorged in September 2017, this is a pure, fresh and refined aperitif rosé with a lovely fruitiness and delicious sweetness (dosage: seven grams per liter). However, the wine was still young and firm when I tasted it in April 2018. I am pretty sure, though, it will improve with bottle age. (SR) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

K&L Notes

This all Bouzy Grand Cru rosé Champagne is composed of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. It gets its color from 7% of Bouzy rouge. It is a rosé Champagne that strikes a perfect balance between characterful orange peel, red cherry fruit, and fabulous, long, chalky minerality on the dry finish. A class act! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Rachel Alcarraz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/30/2019 | Send Email
Imagine taking a big whiff of a freshly baked raspberry tart on a summer's day and when it cools down, adding fresh whipped cream to take a big bite. The bite is creamy and toasty with loads of baking spices from the crust and cream. The raspberries are sweet but tart in the middle, making all the flavors pop. That is how I experienced my first sip of the Maillart rosé. A rich, creamy, spice filled nose and palate is heightened by tart red summer berry flavors. Brambly, but rich with hints of orange zest and classic chalky minerality.

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