N.V. Philipponnat Royale Reserve Rose Brut

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :

"Aromatic, with spring forest and smoke notes, this firm rosé Champagne is tightly knit on the palate, showing subtle hints of baked white cherry, singed orange peel, toast and pastry cream. There's power here, set in an elegant frame. Disgorged August 2016. Best from 2019 through 2022. 400 cases imported. -AN" (WS)

"Based on the 2015 vintage with 40% reserve wines, the NV Brut Rosé Royale Réserve was disgorged in August 2019 with nine grams per liter dosage. Revealing a lovely bouquet of red apples, honeycomb, cherries, peach and beeswax, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with a generous core of fruit, lively acids and a refined mousse." (WA)

"The NV Brut Rosé Royale Réserve is absolutely lovely. Soft, open-knit and inviting, the Rosé Royale Réserve is an ideal wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The Rosé Royale Réserve is built on a strong core of Pinot Noir that represents 75% of the blend, and is the Pinot that drives both the flavor profile and overall feel. Readers will find a Rosé that will drink equally well as an aperitif or at the dinner table. This is an especially fine edition. This release is based on 2016, with the addition of 35% reserve wines. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. Disgorged: February, 2020." (VM)

"Good reserve and freshness to this Champagne, which shows peonies, rose petals, bread crumbs and cinnamon and spice. A vertical palate follows, where tangy acidity punctuates integrated and creamy bubbles and carries subtle stone fruit medium-long. Drink now." (JS)

"This Champagne is full and fruity, with hints of maturity as well as perfumed acidity. The red-berry fruits have a light structure while showing elegance. The aftertaste dwells on fruitiness. Drink now. -Roger Voss (WE)

Winery Notes:
First pressing of 65% Pinot Noir primarily from Philipponat’s own vineyards with 30% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Meunier from the heart of Champagne region, Same as Royale Réserve Brut, but with the addition of 5-7% still red Pinot Noir, usually from the Clos des Goisses.