Bollinger: Rosé

[English] Tasted in March 2011. Copper red color with fine bubbles that form a lovely crown in the glass. The scent: blueberry, raspberry, mint, brioche. The taste is light and at the same time liquorous. I taste woodland strawberry and a little blackberry. Good acidity. In the distance there are some earthy notes. The finish
Rating category: 80-89

Bollinger: Spécial Cuvée

[English] Tasted on the 28th of December 2010 (my birthday). Made with 60% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier en 25% Chardonnay. Lovely golden yellow color with fine bubbles. The aroma is complex. I smell citrus fruits, rose hips, walnut, mushroom, smoke and tobacco! The taste is mouthfilling with citrus fruit, wild berries/currants, oak, hazelnuts, tart
Rating category: 90-95

Philipponnat: Réserve Rosé

[English] Made of 55% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay. Nice light salmon color and refined sparkle. In the scent: woodland strawberries, cherries, blueberries, mandarin orange, grapefruit, wet hay and some brioche. The texture is light. The taste is quite bitter: grapefruit, dry cherry taste. The aftertaste is dry and has high acidity.
Rating category: 66-79

Billecart-Salmon: Rosé

…Will be retasted soon… [xrr rating = 60/100] Contact information: 40, rue Carnot  B.P. 8 – 51 160 Mareuil-sur-Aÿ +33 (0)3 26 52 60 22 www.champagne-billecart.fr
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Beaumet: Brut

Made of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. Light yellow color with rays of green. Extremely aggressive bubbles that produce a lot of foam. I get a stinging sensation in my nose and the smell of the wine’s yeast is unpleasant. There’s also a secondary chalk aroma. The taste isn’t particularly interesting
Rating category: -50

Beauchamp, Michel: Eliane 2002

[English] Tasted in May 2011. Light gold color with a ray of green and small bubbles. The nose is quite closed. I smell yeast, chalk, minerals, candied apricot and white flowers. Medium bodied on the palate, with dried apricot, minerals,  a little brioche and some disturbingly out-of-place nutmeg. The aftertaste is short with some lemon,
Rating category: 80-89

Beaufort, Herbert: La Favorite 2004

[English] Made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Caution, there’s a lot of pressure in these bottles! A golden color with nice, small bubbles. I could very quickly perceive interesting aromas like almonds, toast, grapefruit, citrus fruits and butter. The texture isn’t creamy, but it is full. I taste ripe white fruits, Reine Claude
Rating category: 80-89

Beaufort, Herbert: Rosé

[English] This is a Rosé de Saignée (made of 100% macerated Pinot Noir). Cherry red color with nice small bubbles. I smell strawberries; sour cherries; a little bit of toast… and a very disturbing plastic aroma. It tastes like grenadine lemonade with a very artificial, musty taste, and there’s the texture of chaudfontaine water and
Rating category: -50

Beaufort, Herbert: Carte d’Or tradition

[English] The Pinot Noir grape dominates here and the result is a full, meaty taste. Solid bubbles that stay long and nice golden color. I smell berries: black berry, blue berry and yeast together with citrus flavors and elderberry sirop. The taste is a little agressive and nervous with some bitterness, lemon zeste, together with
Rating category: 50-65

Beaufort, Herbert: Cuvée du Mélomane

[English] Drank in May 2010.This Blanc de Blancs is quite an interesting champagne. A typical yellow chardonnay color with small bead. I smell apple, cooked pears, lemon, some toast and a hint of butter. The taste is interesting: tropical fruit like lychee and pineapple, with a modest aftertaste of hazelnuts. The finish is quite short.
Rating category: 66-79