Billecart-Salmon 'Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon' Rose 2009

$229.99

Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this cuvée is set apart by its radiance, refined purity as well as unique character. This rare and refined wine embodies with subtlety the signature of the top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. An ancestral savoir-faire that is reflected in the meticulous art of blending as well as the rigorous selection of a sought-after vintage.

The Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2009 vintage is the expression of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. It offers a unique and sensorial experience, the fruit of more than a decade of patience.

TASTING NOTES

On the eye: A luminous appearance with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon pink hue. A highly alluring ensemble with a lustrous, elegant sparkle.

On the nose: A refreshing yet sultry sensory experience of citrus peel and red and black berry jelly, with the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic range (blackcurrants, blackberries and blueberries). Gorgeously refined and mature olfactory notes bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and candied violets.

On the palate: A distinctive mouthfeel arising from a measured strength which is simultaneously delicate and charming, with flavors developing in perfect harmony (panettone, candied clementines and ginger). A delicate character in the mouth revealing a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest.

PAIRING

This highly sophisticated wine presents its personality with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavor. An aromatic charm with an unusual mineral quality: pair with poached lobster, tartare of sakura leaf, tomato and rhubarb.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietals: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay

Appellation: Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Aÿ. Chardonnay Grand Cru from Côtes des Blancs.

Aging: 132 months

Current stock: 18