A Beautiful Rose for holiday merry making
I served this rose to my family and guests during our celebration. Each time a glass went dry i heard calls for more please.Light bubbles, crisp yet that wonderful hint of fruit behind each sip.This will remind you why smaller champagne houses often possess the greatest prize.
I have purchased this champagne for the last 3 years. The rosé with the 2010 date on it, is drinking absolutely fabulous. I've had for a year now and having just tried against the current cuvee, I can categorically state that this wine improves dramatically with bottle age. The 2010 (not a vintage) has plenty of time left and I am looking forward to the current bottling with a few more months of age on it. Right now, the 2010 designation rivals Billecart-Salmon rosé (my former rosé of choice), while the 2012 designation is still a bit grapey and awkward.
A stunning Pink for the Price
I have had this on numerous occasion and it never fails to please, sweet strawberry and bright fruit it is so good I have to remind myself to slow down when I drink it. Extra nice at $40 a bottle for Champagne!
A real mouthful
Fantastic bottle showing a lot of fruit on the nose and palate (raspberry married with orange?) and lively bubbles. This is great for sipping and very food friendly; it held its own with a variety of dishes at dinner. My wife and guests loved it. Color is deeper than I would have expected, but no complaints from this corner. Wish I had bought more - will certainly keep an eye out for its offering next holiday season!
Bright and Crisp
Bright and crisp and amazingly bubbly, this wine drinks beautifully and finishes with classic Champagne elegance.
What Pink Champagne should be
Hints of raspberry and cassis in the nose, raspberry and toast notes on the palate, dry but with fruit giving just a hint of sweet in the finish, fine mousse that dances on the tongue.
wish I had bought more!
Pure Pink Pleasure
The go-to rose Champagne. It doesn't get much better than this. Lush red fruit supported by warm spice, creamy mousse, and tight acidity. Love the new clear bottle too.
This champagne was absolutely delicious,great flavor,body and yeasty goodness. For the price, a great bargain.
Excellent Champagne at any price
This wine is outstandingrich and fruity up front, it finishes dry and clean. It is equal to or better than any prestige cuvee from a "big name" champagne house.
great nose and bubble will buy again
Outstanding Fresh crisp taste, only problem is I did not order enough
sockeye salmon champagne
Loads of intense fruit with strawberries, yeast, body and tiny bubbles. Loved the long finish
I thought this wine was delightful. My bubbly-drinking guests enjoyed it. Happy to have a few more in my cellar.
I'm not even a Rose lover!!
But this brut rose was extremely enjoyable :). Would buy again!
Good but not Great...
Maybe my expectations were too high based on my other selections from Wine Access. Raspberry overtones, small bubbles, but as I said...good...not great...
For the price I expected a grat wine but was disappointed to find it somewhat pedestrian. Not much better than wines of its type at half the price.
This is an excellent Champagne. However, it is difficult to justify the premium price in comparison to premium California sparkling wines, such as Schramsberg.
Was a little disappointed. Expected to be blown away.
I agree with jhs on 5/21/07. It had a nice rich, fruity mouthfeel but still had a nice acidity. So good, I forget what I ate with it. I love the red fruit on the rose champagnes and although I typically drink champagne from the Ay region, I enjoyed this find from Bouzy. Celebrate life, drink champagne for any reason at all!
Jean-Louis Delavenne and his son Jean-Christophe farm 10 hectares in the heart of Bouzy, one of a very few villages in Champagne that can claim Grand Cru status.
Located at the foot of the Montagne de Reims these vineyards enjoy nearly perfect southern exposure and yield complex, intensely aromatic pinot noir.
The Brut Rosé is a blend of this exceptionally ripe Pinot-from vintages three and four years old-and a small amount of Chardonnay.
Dark berry and spice dominate the nose and palate while fine acid and delicate perlage convey the wine's flavors gracefully.
Excellent with richer fish and soft-ripened cheeses.
I am not a Rose person, but this had a wonderful flavor and paired well with machengo cheese
Insufficient minerality for my taste
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this Champagne, while good, did not make me wish that I had ordered more. It works better with food - needs more minerality - not the invite-friends-over-for-a-"see-God"-experience that I was hoping for!!