Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Rose Bottle 1998
Berry Bros & Rudd review: 'Billecart is well known for their Roses with the Cuvee Elisabeth, right at the<br/>top of the tree. An equal blend of Pinot - Chardonnay, with 10% red wine added<br/>by assemblage, this has a beautiful copper-pink hue and an attractive nose<br/>which marries hazelnut, red berries and spice. The palate is a equally<br/>enigmatic, both delicate and ripe, with a lively mousse yet a harmonious<br/>richness, persistent and deeply satisfying. 1998 is being compared to 1995,<br/>more approachable and balanced at the moment than 1995, with better acidity and<br/>depth of flavour than 1999 and 1997. This wine is a worth benchmark of both the<br/>vintage and the burgeoning deluxe Rose category.' Simon Field, MW (BBR Buye
The Billecart-Salmon House is the embodiment of these rare family businesses who have constantly strived to build the legend of Champagne. The family's independence has helped them to maintain a sense of continuity in the concoction of their champagnes with as their watchwords: finesse, balance and elegance. Each generation has endeavoured to propel the art of wine-growing into modern world, while remaining firmly rooted in almost two centuries experience.