2007 Billecart-Salmon Elisabeth Salmon Rose

Origin
Champagne, Champagne/sparkling wine FRANCE
Colour
pink
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
17 points, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, July 2019
97 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, August 2019
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Media Reviews

Jancis Robinson

50% Pinot Noir (premier and grands cru vineyards from Montagne de Reims and Grande Vallée de la Marne). 50% Chardonnay (grand cru vineyards from Côte des Blancs). Nine to ten years lees ageing. Dosage is 7 g/l. Third vintage of this wine, previous two were 2002 and the lighter 2006. 2009 has not been fully assessed yet and 2008 may not deliver sufficient fruit.Mid salmon colour. Rather muted nose. Pretty austere and chewy still. This seems quite low key to me…Rather intellectual. Masses of structure. Not an immediate hit. Serve with membrillo or candied fruit. You have to concentrate! 17 points

William Kelley

Aromas of red berries, orange rind, dried flowers, warm brioche and spices introduce the 2007 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth, one of the highlights of this tasting chez Billecart. It`s full-bodied, broad and vinous, with an enveloping attack and a bright underlying spice of acidity, revealing plenty of chalky dry extract and concentration, concluding with a long and precise finish. Despite the style of the vintage and the fact that malolactic fermentation was largely blocked, this is quite a textural, powerful wine. 97 points