R.H. Coutier Brut Rosé
The NV Brut Rose Grand Cru would be a highlight in virtually every other cellar, but here the competition is quite stiff. This release is built on the 2008 vintage, and it is the personality of the year that comes through most. Expressive red berries, flowers, mint and crushed rocks burst from the glass as this energetic wine shows off its pure vibrancy and class. Coutier's NV Brut Rose is another clear winner. Disgorged May 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
Fresh and focused, with the creamy texture carrying a finely woven mesh of blackberry pie, raspberry, almond paste and chalky mineral notes. Well-balanced, with a mouthwatering, citrusy finish. Disgorged July 2012. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases made.