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 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.
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!!
Shame on you for spinning this as Montrachet with bubbles. It's more like Two Buck Chuck with bubbles! I've opened three bottles hoping the first were not right but unable to finish any - it's just not worth the calories..mostly you guys are right on, not this time.
I normally drink NM non-vintage; I was disappointed in this RM version - but taste is a rather individual thing.....
pretty color, nice smell, beautiful bubbles, taste- hate to say it but v. disappointing for US$48/boutille- tasted two dimensional, wrong dryness, would not buy again
Very Disappointing Bubbly
I expected great things from this wine as there was plenty of hype. It opened without fuss which I thought odd and in the glass it was bland and in the bottle seemed flat. So, there you are - not cheap and not great. I kept it in the fridge - might it have been too cold? I have three bottles left and I certainly don't want them all to be like this first.
Underwhelming at best.
I found the champagne bubbly by tasteless. The Pinot Flavors were lacking and background sweetness in chmpagne non existent. I have made many purchaces on Wine Access and this was the first that I rated poorly.