Gosset Champagne Celebris Rosé 2003

Gosset Celebris Rose 2003Admittedly, this wasn’t a mind-blowing rosé but it was impressive in the sense that at such a young age, the wine showed an understated elegance, with sufficient structure, lively acidity and a medium-plus to long finish to make it an extremely pleasurable late night celebratory drink with close friends. Had some lovely, fresh Korean strawberries and Tasmanian cherries to go with it too, which complemented the myriad red fruit aromas that were found in this pink Champagne beautifully.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose NV, Champagne, France

The best bottle from a case thus far and really quite delicious as an aperitif. One of the most well-made sparkling rose in Champagne that does not burn a HUGE hole in your pocket. Lots of fresh strawberries, braeburn apples with a layer of oxidative, yeasty tone to it. Crisp and refreshing. Lively acidity on the palate with sufficient fruit profile. Drinking well but should develop nicely in 2-3 years.