Pommery, Champagne (France) “Apanage” Rosé Brut NV

($72): This is a show-stopper of a Rosé.  With eyes closed, it has the power and a hint of tannin — like the texture of peach-skin — that would make you think you’re drinking red wine.  Full-bodied, but elegant and suave, it’s a great as an aperitif, but also marvelous with food.  The spine of acidity will cut through a rich creamy sauce and enliven the palate simultaneously.
93 Michael Apstein Sep 5, 2017