Ranked #35 of 46 N/V Pinot Noir from Champagne
Golden colour; not really a rosé colour. The wine is mellow and mature, complex and developed. Roast hazelnuts, like an aged white Burgundy. It still has plenty of fizz but seems very developed, possibly from extensive cork-age, and the back-palate, finish and aftertaste are very dry and just a fraction flat. Put it in a big glass and treat it like an aged still white. (Other bottles may be fresher)
Drink: 2019 to 2019
89 Points Tyson Stelzer
‘I don’t want to have a very pink colour!’ emphasises Thierry Gasco, whose aspiration for rosé is a
very pale hue. ‘When you see a pale colour, you anticipate an elegant wine,’ he explains. A subtle 5%
Bouzy rouge infuses a pale salmon hue, with a copper tint in the 2011 base, and gentle notes of red
apple and pomegranate. Phenolic texture is coarse, making for a firm and astringent finish, though
its small dose of red wine builds the palate nicely on the finish compared with the Brut Royal.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.