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

    Champagne, FRANCE
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    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
    JamesSuckling.com