billecart salmon cuvee elisabeth rose

Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Elisabeth Rosé 2008

RRP £160

Lots of delicious primary fruit here: red cherry, strawberry, baked peach, lemon and blood orange. Age-derived complexity comes through as spice, liquorice and even leather notes. Billecart has, for the first time, used some oak barrels in its crafting (17%), which has aided in creating an appetising fleshiness, silkiness and caressing creaminess. Crisp by nature, the 2008 vintage of this cuvée isn’t too acidic, due to that richness filling the mid-palate. Tannins are beautifully low-key, yet the wine has a gorgeous structure to it. The carry is long and seamless, with a pure, fruity, palate-cleansing finish. An exquisite Cuvée Elisabeth.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Rosé

Wine Style

Sparkling

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (45%), Pinot Noir (55%)

Alcohol

12%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2038

Origin

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Essi Avellan MW

UK Stockist

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