"The 2014 incarnation of this Traditional Method sparkling rosé pours a striking bright pink colour and offers aromas of raspberry, cherry and tender rose petals. A blend of chardonnay an pinot noir that has spent 2 years on the lees before disgorgement resulting in a delicate yeasty, autolytic note on the palate. Elegant and well-balanced with no apparent sweetness and a slight tannic edge. Mid-weight with very good length. " 89 points -- Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, March 2018
“Baking brioche and stone fruit aromas waft from the frothy, fine-bead mousse. It spreads over the palate with red currant, pomegranate and pie cherry tang finishing in a blaze of ruby red
grapefruit and cranberry.“ 4/5 stars.
--Vic Harradine. Winecurrent.com, May 2017.
“… lovely strawberry, raspberry, toasted notes and minerals with a medium, persistent mousse. It has wonderfully creamy texture and is more rounded on the palate with rich red fruits and a
smoky/brioche note on the finish.” 90 points. --Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, May 2017
"Very pretty colour (from PN dosage), reminiscent of strawberry blush, almost 2 years lees contact and fermented in the bottle. Full, rich, ripe yeasty biscuit complexity. Citric finish...Stunning." 91 points. --Dean Tudor, www.gothicepicures.com, June 2017.
“Vibrant bright pink colour. Attractive, dry, gently fruity, plummy, strawberry-tinged nose with some mineral notes. Fairly dry, medium-light bodied, harmonious, gently spicy, fresh, plummy, bright. strawberry flavours with a lingering, effervescent, crisp. refreshing finish. The best yet!” 89 points. --Michael Vaughan, www.vintageassessments.com, May 2017.
“This is everything I love about pink bubbles – crisp, refreshing with notes of summer fruit on both the nose and palate. And given the quality – two years on lees, disgorged by hand – you’re getting a very well-made product at a very reasonable price. We expect to pop a lot more CDC corks this summer.” --Krista Lamb, kristalamb.com, July 2017.
“Raspberry and lime zest take charge with hints of brioche backing it up – there are some nice red berries mid-palate and good acidity on the finish giving it
freshness, that also helps it linger to a strong medium length, if not longer.” 4/5 stars. --Michael Pinkus, michaelpinkuswinereviews.com, July 2017.
“The nose offers subtle red fruit over a nice bready note. The vibrant red fruit is front and center… Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry and a nice layer of citrus bringing up the finish. This wine manages to walk a tightrope between a rich concentrated rosé and bright vibrant sparkling wine. Simply put this is delicious. I shouldn’t be surprised at the value this bottle offers from Château des Charmes but it needs to be noted.” 4.5/5 stars. --Andre Proulx, andrewinereview.ca , July 2017.