Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne

9.4221 ratings
9.472 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Kuan Lim

Amplifying the fruits, acicdity and the FRESHNESS of the regular Billecarrt Rose yet did not lost the elegant and fineness of what a Billecart Rose suppose to be...
Love the 1996 vintage and hopefully this will develop gracefully with time in the bottle.
#Double Debourbage

Amplifying the fruits, acicdity and the FRESHNESS of the regular Billecarrt Rose yet did not lost the elegant and fineness of what a Billecart Rose suppose to be...
Love the 1996 vintage and hopefully this will develop gracefully with time in the bottle.
#Double Debourbage

2 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Billecart-Salmon is a go to staple for Rosé champagne. Like Ruinart, consistent quality. Light, bright cherries, strawberries, watermelon that's near Jolly Rancher in flavor, there's just a whiff of smokiness in the mid palate, grainy chalkiness, volcanic minerals, acidly is near perfect and bright light fruit finish that rolls on and on. Very good balance of fruit and minerality.

Billecart-Salmon is a go to staple for Rosé champagne. Like Ruinart, consistent quality. Light, bright cherries, strawberries, watermelon that's near Jolly Rancher in flavor, there's just a whiff of smokiness in the mid palate, grainy chalkiness, volcanic minerals, acidly is near perfect and bright light fruit finish that rolls on and on. Very good balance of fruit and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

old friend

old friend

Apr 17th, 2017
Jennifer Brown

Buyer PLCB-Luxury Division

8.9

2002 vintage-she still needs time

2002 vintage-she still needs time

Dec 23rd, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

So lately, we have been on a champagne kick. Tonight a 1/2 bottle of the Billicart and Ruinart Rose's to see which we prefer. The truth is they are both very solid and score similarly. The Ruinart is a little brighter with mid red fruits and the Billicart has slightly better light red fruits w/ vanilla biscuits. The chalkiness in both is spectacular as is the acidity. The Billicart has a strawberry, cherry cream soda flavor I love that the Ruinart does not. Both finish; ripe, rich, round w/ a finish that doesn't stop. You can't go wrong with either. You only need to decide which leans toward your palate or preference.

So lately, we have been on a champagne kick. Tonight a 1/2 bottle of the Billicart and Ruinart Rose's to see which we prefer. The truth is they are both very solid and score similarly. The Ruinart is a little brighter with mid red fruits and the Billicart has slightly better light red fruits w/ vanilla biscuits. The chalkiness in both is spectacular as is the acidity. The Billicart has a strawberry, cherry cream soda flavor I love that the Ruinart does not. Both finish; ripe, rich, round w/ a finish that doesn't stop. You can't go wrong with either. You only need to decide which leans toward your palate or preference.

Nov 19th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Very elegant yet powerful with red fruits, and a dry long finish .

Very elegant yet powerful with red fruits, and a dry long finish .

May 24th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.4

Tasting at work!!

Tasting at work!!

Feb 19th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

This bottle is ever so slightly oxidized but that just adds a bready dimension.

This bottle is ever so slightly oxidized but that just adds a bready dimension.

Feb 6th, 2016
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

8.9

Wrapped in red velvet

Wrapped in red velvet

Dec 27th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.5

Beautiful elegance

Beautiful elegance

Oct 30th, 2015