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2007 Billecart-Salmon Vintage Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2025-2027)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork
A satiny white mousse sits well over a straw pale gold tinged base that’s finely threaded by a steady stream of delicate bubbles. Strong yeasty baked bread characters intermingle with oily toast, cashew, citrusy honey and brioche notes. Rich yet tense and tightly knit on the finish the palate features mouthwatering flavours of baked bread, citrus, oily toast like characters and yeast lees with some roasted almonds on the dry crisp finish. Long precise aftertaste that has a lingering subtle dried nut element to it. A very dry and focused Champagne that requires some patience.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 12%

Other Reviews…..
Sleek acidity firms this tightly meshed 2007, a racy frame for flavors of crème de cassis, toast, ground ginger and candied lemon zest. Long and minerally on the finish. Drink now through 2027.
93 points
Wine Spectator

The spicy pinot noir holds sway on the nose with an array of sous bois, flinty minerals, dried cherries and brioche. The smaller component of chardonnay (25%) delivers a crisp lemon acidity on entry, which builds weight to a cherry-pastry finish. Lots of potential here. Try from 2020.
93 points

Billecart-Salmon's intense and vinous 2007 Vintage blends 75% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Aÿ) with 25% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs villages Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Chouilly and Vertus. Vinified in stainless steel, the bouquet indicates pure, ripe and refined fruit with delicate brioche and morel scents as well as fine chalky and super discreet marzipan and nougat notes. Full-bodied and very intense in its fruit flavors, this is a rich, persistent, pure, just ripe and refined 2007 with a finish that is remarkably fresh but not fully round. Drink 2019-2026.
92 points
Stephan Reinhardt – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate