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Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
  • W&S 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • WE 92
  • V 92
  • WW 91
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Winemaker Notes

The fine mousse of delicate bubbles elegantly accompanies the glints of its gold color. A cuvée that will surprise you with its pure intensity of dry fruits aromas, almonds and fresh hazelnuts mixed with those of fruits of white flesh. The creamy sensation of the bubble associated to aromas of buttered brioche and mineral aromas. Persistent finish with a fresh and elegant sweetness.

This great bottle will make a perfect marriage with caviar or fine oysters but also with grilled fish and seafood.

Critical Acclaim

W&S 93
Wine & Spirits

Blended from fruit grown in several grand cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, with an emphasis on Avize, this is a beautiful green-gold color, a wine fragrant with scents of spring flowers. It balances full-bodied richness with racy acidity, both expansive and mineral-tight. It finishes on a scent that brings to mind oyster shells, and calls out for a dozen freshly shucked Belons.

JS 92
James Suckling

Aromas of sliced apple and pear with hints of flowers and cream. Some peach too. Full-bodied, creamy and fine with mineral, chalk and sliced green apples that turn to delicate white peach. This has a base of 2011 with some 2010 and 2009. Drink now.

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WS 92
Wine Spectator

A hint of salinity underscores the flavors of poached pear, marzipan, spiced plum and kumquat in this elegant blanc de blancs. Vibrant acidity drives this to a lasting, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020.

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

The balance of this wine is immediately striking. Everything is in its place: the crisp apples, tight acidity and the mineral texture are all just right. It’s a delicious, perfumed and fragrant wine that is ready to drink with its light, poised aftertaste.

V 92
Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Light yellow-gold. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by notes of honeysuckle, lemongrass and chalky minerals. Spicy, focused and mineral-driven, with intense Meyer lemon, tangerine and pear skin flavors given depth by a hint of brioche. A note of smokiness builds on the finish, which hangs on with outstanding floral persistence.

WW 91
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

I like this one for its delicate personality. Bright and zippy from beginning to end, the non vintage Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs exhibits chalk, mineral and dried citrus in the flavors; long, crisp finish. A great oyster wine!

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Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France - Other regions
Billecart-Salmon
The Billecart family has been living in Mareuil-sur-Ay since the 16th century. When Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon in the early 1800s the two families' long held vineyards were married as well. This led to Nicolas' decision to leave his law practice and take over the family wine estate. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently... View More