Champagne Palmer & Co. Brut Rosé Réserve
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
|Brand||Champagne Palmer & Co.|
A smoky base note of roast hazelnut underscores this modest rosé, and the tightly knit bead carries hints of strawberry pâte de fruits and candied pink grapefruit zest. Firm finish. Drink now.
Disgorged in April 2018 with eight grams per liter dosage, the NV Brut Rosé Réserve was showing well, opening in the glass with aromas of toasted gingerbread, small red berries and dried white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with ripe but racy acids, a delicate core of fruit and a sapid, gently phenolic finish. Readers are advised to consult the lot numbers on Palmer's back labels and try to give the wines at least a year from the date of disgorgement before opening, as it really does bear dividends.
This is a soft, fruity wine with a lively creamy mousse. Red fruits are cut with acidity that is still young. The wine really needs more time in bottle before it is drunk to allow the super-fresh character and final bitterness to soften. Palmer is the brand name for a grouping of seven growers.