Thursday, November 15, 2007

1996 Billecart-Salom Rosé, Cuvee Elisabeth, Champagne, France

Inspired by a TN by Kelly Walker (Mark Squires) I decided to purchase this Rosé Bubbly. The bottle looks like a million dollar, you can see for yourself.
What’s inside? First impression is a tight shy and shielded young tight ’96 vintage. I feared that I was in for a way too early experience. The wine is very young, but it opened up in glass two, with red fruit, apricot, popcorn, croissants and a touch of strawberry. Multi dimensional and frightfully seductive. The taste is awesome, the mousse exploding in the mouth, pushing the mousse towards the front and mid palate and then slowly filling the entire palate, with ballerina elegant steps on the back palate. Pure art – I am buying a bottle more next week. (96+)

Tasted 10th of September 2005. Glass: Juhlin.

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