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Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc 1998
The quest for "finesse, balance and elegance" has always guided<br/>the making of the Billecart-Salmon Champagnes. The Blanc de Blancs possesses<br/>vivid lemony notes along with pear, honeysuckle, and green apple<br/>characteristics. It has potential to last for the next 5-8 years.<br/><br/>
The Billecart-Salmon House is the embodiment of these rare family businesses who have constantly strived to build the legend of Champagne. The family's independence has helped them to maintain a sense of continuity in the concoction of their champagnes with as their watchwords: finesse, balance and elegance. Each generation has endeavoured to propel the art of wine-growing into modern world, while remaining firmly rooted in almost two centuries experience.
At first, we notice very fine bubbles in a single line, which to me is a trademark from Billecart-Salmon. The foam is light and disappear slowly. On the nose, white flowers and lemon. The aromas are present but not overwhelming. This Champagne is all about subtlety. On the palate, it is an explosion of aromas, complex, but very well balance. Honey, more lemon and white flowers, with a well integrated minerality. The finish is lingering and quite long. Another great example of this Grande Maison de Champagne that should drink well for many years. QC http://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com
Aroma of pear, apple. Some toast. FIne bubbles indeed. Wonderful.