Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature Champagne
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Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$110. 00
$1320.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 30% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, 30% Chardonnay sourced from some of the best Crus in the Champagne and 40% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks with 50% to 60% of the blend made up of reserve wines. Aged on lees for 48 months with no sugar added to the dosage.
An exuberant mousse holds well over a pale straw, pale gold tinged base that’s threaded by an ultra fine and very persistent bead. Heady baked bread and yeast lees aromas fill the nostrils with hints of citrus and pear fruits also present. Subtle oily toast and roasted almond like notes ensue. Racy yeasty baked bread and citrus flavours are both sculptured and tense. Oily toast like characters, chalky oyster shell and roasted almond characters fill out on the back half. Finishes very dry and crisp with a chiselled feel to the long aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc 12%

Other Reviews….
A dense, layered Champagne with a full body and lots of creamy texture. Lovely cooked apple and pie crust. 40% pinot meunier, 30% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir. The base was 2015, but in total it contains 10 harvests. It was bottled at the beginning of 2016 and disgorged in March 2020. Four years on lees. Fantastic release. Drink or hold.
94 points