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.
40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir & 30% Chardonnay. Maca verde e pao.
Fine bubbles are the trademark of this great Champagne house and their Brut Reserve cuvee is no exception. The nose has a biscuity style with exotic fruits and hints of white flowers. The palate presents a good structured Champagne lifter as it should by the fine bubbles. Aromas of bread and biscuit are in the front with a sweet background. The acidity is well integrated. The finish is soft and mineral yet rich enough to last. I have tried this Champagne many times with food and the best match I have experienced will be with sushi and sashimis. Really worth the treat! Q. C. http://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com
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External Reviews for Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
Pale gold. Fresh peach, pear and nectarine on the nose, with a complicating note of white flowers. Fleshy, plush and ripe, with strong peach and ripe pear flavors in a more powerful and less restrained style than last year's release. Firms up on the finish, picking up a mineral note and showing very good balance and length.
Bright and elegant, this offers appealing flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry and orange peel that show hints of toasted raisin bread, anise and sweet smoke. Offers a beautiful texture, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2015.
WE 92pts. - Winemaker Notes - Appearance: This cuv e, with reflections of straw yellow, stands out by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and abounding mousse.Aroma: Maturity touched with floral freshness for this cuv e that breathes aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pears. Palate: A full and accurate flavour combined with a fine freshness and a rich bouquet bear witness to the ageing of this cuv e in the House s traditional cellars.
More bass than treble. Full-bodied and voluminous, this delivers subtle, complex shadings of whole-grain bread, coconut and candied fruit, finishing with a distinctive rhubarb preserve aftertaste. It's rich and balanced on the soft side.
Billcart Salmon Brut is one of our favorite non-vintage cuvees. This Champagne is elegant and refined, with pear blossom and green apple character, creamy mid-palate, and a very fine mousse.