Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Rosé 'Elisabeth Salmon' Magnum 1.5L 2008


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Champagne, France
97 points


1.5L (Magnum)


Based in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Billecart-Salmon is a house renowned for wines of great finesse and poise. Made most famous for its Champagne rosé, with stunning pale copper hues and savoury edge. This is one of their most prestigious cuvées, Cuvée Elisabeth from the premier vintage 2008. First produced in 1988 and named in honour of co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this bottle is made with chardonnay and pinot noir from predominantly grand cru vineyards with over a decade in bottle, this is a small piece of Champagne history in all its grandeur, and in very short supply.


97 points
Wine Advocate

Disgorged with seven grams per litre dosage, the 2008 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon is one of the finest wines I've tasted from Billecart in recent years. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of peach, mandarin oil, warm bread, red berries, and petals, it's full-bodied, deep, and vinous, with lovely mid-palate amplitude, terrific concentration, and bright girdling acids. This is a dramatic, fleshy wine that concludes with a long, flavorful finish in what is quite a tightly wound vintage and from a house whose style is rather understated.


Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
11-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2048
Food pairing
Poulet de Bresse with crayfish, Breton langoustines royales.

Tasting Profile

Its appearance is luminous, with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon-pink hue. There is a refreshing sensorial experience of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (Plougastel and Mara des Bois strawberries, pêche de Vigne). Pretty, refined, and mature olfactory notes that bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and wild raspberry pulp.
A measured strength that is delicate and charming at the same time, with the harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarin, blood orange, and Reinette apple tart). An ample and full character in the mouth unveils a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest as well as red and white currants.

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Rosé 'Elisabeth Salmon' Magnum 1.5L 2008

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Rosé 'Elisabeth Salmon' Magnum 1.5L 2008

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