James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Wilfred Wong
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Palmer Champagne Rose Solera (NV)

Product description

Champagne Palmer & Co. was established in 1947 by seven grower-families with Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne. Winemaking at Palmer is a highly collaborative affair: Cellar Master Xavier Berdin and a team of four oenologists taste over 200 distinct lots. The team must reach full consensus before any blend is finalized.

The palate for this Champagne offers flavors of wile strawberries, with hints of red and black currants, vanilla and spice. Fresh and full-bodied, with fine tannins and elegant fruits.

Serve chilled. Excellent as an aperitif. Paris well with finely sliced Bellota ham, smoked salmon, chicken and spring vegetable samosas, grilled red mullet, assorted cheese and red berry fruit zabaglione.

96 Points - James Suckling

Very dry and flavorful with dried strawberries, flowers, and dried roses. Medium-bodied with a dryness and complexity. It’s tight and focused with phenolic tension and intricacy. Tight and very long. Minerally. Chalky. Exciting.

93 Points - Decanter

With aromas of red berries, spring flowers, pastry, smoke and strawberry/raspberry hints, the Rose Solera from Palmer & Co has a dynamic palate with a fine bead of bubbles energising its vinous, almost full-bodied texture.

92 Points - Wilfred Wong

The Champagne Palmer & Co. Rose Solera is a most unusual Champagne in which the cuvee is enriched with 30-year-old solera of red wines vinified in oak barrels. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, cherries, sandalwood, and savory spices. Enjoy its palate staying power with pan-seared scallops wrapped with thick sliced bacon.

90 Points - Wine Spectator

Dry and satiny on the palate, this offers up-front notes of white raspberry, delicate herbs, fleur de sel and orange peel that are more subtle through to the finish. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.