JOHN GILMAN VIEW FROM THE CELLAR 92 POINTS -"Like the non-vintage Brut, the Billiot Brut Rosé is comprised of between seventy-five
and eighty percent Pinot Noir, with a bit of still red wine blended in to give its lovely salmon
color. As with all of the Billiot bottlings, the vins clairs do not go through malo. The excellent
bouquet jumps from the glass in a pure and classy blend of white cherries, tangerine, a touch of
cinnamon, wheat toast, gentle smokiness and a complex base of chalky minerality. On the palate
the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and nascently complex, with a fine core, pinpoint bubbles and
lovely length and grip on the poised, focused and zesty finish. This is not as expressive on the
palate today as it is aromatically, but all of the constituent components are in place for an
exquisite bottle of Brut Rosé with a bit more bottle age, so just tuck this lovely bottle away in a
cool corner of the cellar for a couple of years and let time work its magic- it will be well worth
the wait! 2018-2030+."
STEPHEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 92 POINTS
"(75% pinot noir and 25% chardonnay; 50% of the wine is from 2009, 25% from 2008 and 25% from 2007; disgorged June, 2011): Light orange. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, with deeper rhubarb and rose oil nuances and a hint of white pepper. Bright and nervy on the palate, showing tangy red berry and blood orange flavors that gain flesh and weight with air. Closes on a chalky note, with very good energy and lingering spiciness."
WINE SPECTATOR 92
"An undercurrent of minerality supports ripe black cherry and black raspberry flavors, with hints of pastry, cream and candied grapefruit peel. Finely meshed and focused by vibrant acidity. Disgorged March 2011. Drink now through 2016."