Bollinger Brut Rose NV
Wine.com 94 - No one does it better, the non-vintage Bollinger Rose offers undying romance, irrepressible intrigue and a lasting memory. I have always had a soft spot for rosé Champagnes and this one certainly found it. Bright pink, salmon in color, refined mousse, racy strawberry and raspberry aromas, lively and long; medium bodied, rich and refined on the palate; dry, excellent acidity, well balanced; tangy and aged flavors of succulent reserve wines, berries and mineral with some warmed dried earth; long finish, this one invites a fine piece of wild salmon on a romantic evening.
James Suckling 93 - Bollinger's rosé has a very attractive pinot-esque thread to the nose with bright ripe red cherry fruit aromas, dried roses and gently toasty nuances. The palate adds yellow peach to the equation. Extremely luscious and exuberant style. Drink now.
Wine Spectator 92 - Lacy in texture, with bright, well-knit acidity and a streak of chalky minerality underscoring the suble flavors of strawberry,white peach, fresh giner and crystallized honey. A hint of salted almond lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
Wine & Spirits 92 - Based on fruit grown in Verzanay, with a contribution from the Côte aux Enfants in Äy, this wine's delicate pink color and pretty cherry-rhubarb notes are enhanced by the addition of five percent still red wine. It's brisk up front, then fuller and earthier in the finish. Pour it with roast squab.
Wine Enthusiast 91 - Seductively light in color, this is based on Pinot Noir. It has a fine balance and a touch of toast. The fresh red-fruit and citrus flavors harmonize into a complex whole. Like many Bollinger Champagnes, it's a delicious, full-bodied selection that's best suited for food.
Burghound 91 - Lightly hued. The elegant and ultra-pure nose speaks of discreet yeast, cherry, raspberry and strawberry hints that are trimmed in an almost invisible touch of rose petal. The refinement displayed by the nose is reinforced by the palate impression of the delicious flavors that are underpinned by a firm but not aggressive mousse where the bead is quite fine, all wrapped in a moderately complex but solidly persistent finish. As it usually is this is quite an understated rosé that is drier than most without crossing the line into austerity. If one wanted to find fault it's that this lacks just a touch of overall depth but the style is drop dead gorgeous.
International Wine Cellar 91 - Bright orange-pink. Fresh red berries and tangerine on the spice- and smoke-accented nose and in the mouth. Sappy and expansive, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of toasty lees. Tightens up on the long, mineral-driven finish, which leaves a chalky mineral nuance behind.
Preceded by Madame Bollinger's La Grande Année Rosé, this non-vintage blend is the next addition to the Bollinger family. Crafted to reveal its own unique personality while steadfastly representing the family, the rich complexity with balanced acidity should come as no surprise to devotees.
The color is Pale copper. Aromas of strawberries, raspberries and toasty lees. A full-bodied and round flavor. The Brut Rosé is in the traditional Bollinger style with added notes of red berries.
Blend: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier