Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature Champagne

Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature Champagne

2012 Bruno Paillard 'Assemblage' Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne

2012 Bruno Paillard 'Assemblage' Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne

2009 Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Champagne

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Winemaker Notes:  An ideal blend allowing the personality of the Champagne region’s great Pinot Noirs to dominate, combined with the elegance and subtlety of Chardonnays and that signature touch of Pinot Meunier. The yellow color has soft golden undertones, naturally enhanced by a fine, dynamic effervescence. A shining, very radiant effect that brings out the full potential of nine years of maturation in our ancestral chalk cellars. The delicious intensity of precise fruit with citrusy and nutty notes (grapefruit pulp, slivered almonds). A nuanced sensory development built around pastry scents (raw butter, white fruit jelly). A masterful aromatic expression with a refined, refreshing purity. A nervy, charming, tactile delight (chestnut cream, fresh blueberries, and shortbread), emphasized by a delicate texture. The wine rises to a distinguished complexity with a persistent finale, crisply structured by the high-quality potential of such a sought-after vintage. A deeply sculpted vintage with a noble, exquisitely distinctive character.

Enjoy to the fullest with red tuna, papaya, and avocado, or with pan-fried foie gras, peaches, verbena, rhubarb, and verjuice (prematurely harvested grape juice).

Blend: 40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier


CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Wilfred Wong - "The 2009 Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut is complex, generous, and drinking nicely. This wine exhibits authentic aromas and flavors of earth, savory spices, and ripe apple. Pair it with linguine and clams."


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Disgorged with two grams per liter dosage, Billecart-Salmon's 2009 Extra Brut Vintage is more giving and demonstrative than its 2008 counterpart, offering up inviting aromas of crisp stone fruit, yellow apple, brioche, honeycomb and warm pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a pillowy mousse and a generous core of fruit girdled by bright acids, it's seamless and complete. Indeed, such is its charm and persistence that I tend to prefer it, at least for now, to the 2008."


Wine & Spirits - "A majority of red grapes (40 percent pinot noir and 27 percent meunier) from a majority of grands crus (73 percent) make up this pan-regional blend. Vinified in stainless steel, it has main- tained freshness over the course of long aging on the lees, presenting brisk, cool flavors of lime zest, star fruit and pear. That fruit complexity lasts, while the textural pleasure brings you back for another sip."


James Suckling - "This is a big, rich wine with lots of strawberry and red-apple character. It’s full and layered with very pretty fruit. Caressing and fresh at the same time. A bit ponderous. 40% pinot noir, 27% pinot meunier and the rest chardonnay. First time with pinot meunier in the blend, helping to maintain balance in the hot 2009 vintage. Drink or hold."

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Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2009
Winery Billecart-Salmon Winery
Grape Varietals Champagne Blend, Rosé
Size 750 milliliter
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