Pommery & Greno, Champagne (France) Brut Rosé “Royal” NV

($64, Vranken Pommery America):  Pommery’s luxurious Rosé reinforces the notion that Champagne stands head and shoulder above other sparkling Rosés.  The delicate salmon-pink color pleases they eye, but the real pleasure comes from the first whiff and sip.  It delivers an impeccable balance of subtle, but persistent, wild strawberry-like nuances and creamy citrus ones. It has plenty of weight without a trace of heaviness.  It floats on the palate.  Celebrate with it and/or put it on the table with grilled salmon.
94 Michael Apstein Feb 13, 2024